LOS ANGELES (CBS) — “Dude, Where’s My Shotgun?”
No, it’s not a sequel to his 2000 movie, but it could be the tagline for what actor Ashton Kutcher says may be his most challenging role yet: apocalyptic road warrior.
In an interview with Men’s Fitness magazine, the 32-year-old husband of 48-year-old Demi Moore says our plugged-in society has become so dependent on iPhones and other gizmos that “people are going to lose their noodle” should any widespread power outage ever occur in the U.S.
“It will not take much for people to hit the panic button. The amount of convenience that people rely on based on electricity alone,” Kutcher said. “You start taking out electricity and satellites, and people are going to lose their noodle. People don’t have maps anymore. People use their iPhones or GPS systems, so if there’s no electricity, nobody has maps.”
The actor warns that in the event of any such meltdown, societal cohesiveness could fray and lead to chaos in the marketplace and beyond.
Kutcher adds, “Then it’s like, ‘What’s the value of currency, and whose food is whose?’ People’s alarm systems at their homes will no longer work. Neither will our heating, our garbage disposals, hot-water heaters that run on gas but depend on electricity – what happens when all our modern conveniences fail?”
So what is the Hollywood leading man doing to prepare for this financial Armageddon? Between stocking up on firearms and learning Krav Maga, a deadly combat technique taught to Israeli special forces, Kutcher hopes to be able to stave off any unruly crowds.
“I’m going to be ready to take myself and my family to a safe place where they don’t have to worry.”
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