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Just a test: world won’t end tomorrow

Tomorrow, the federal government is testing the Emergency Alert System at 2 p.m. Eastern time, 11 a.m. Pacific time.

We've been getting memos today from government agencies asking us to let our readers know that when the usual honking/buzzing noise comes on the TV tomorrow for 30 seconds, it might not indicate in a texting streamer that this is, indeed, just a test. (The words will be spoken, supposedly, but not seen).

There are worries that people will freak out, Orsen Welles War of the Worlds style, and call 9-1-1.

The memos prompt this question:

In your lifetime, do you think you'll ever hear the alert system and it WON'T be just a test?

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