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He mentions that its only applicable in a certain range of collapse-severity, I'm wondering what kind of scenario he foresees that would lead to that type of collapse?

There is a range of collapses where the economic disparity would be so great to cause a distribution in the current electronic supply chain, but not so great as to destroy everything not in a bunker.

Think about a super volcano erupting, large meteor sticks, Black Plague style microorganism outbreak, a small or medium sized nuclear war, climate change lead global food shortages, late stage trade wars, and many more.

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