"...while another two percent decided, with just an hour's life to go, that it was time to start looting."
Those two percent are either the complete idiots of society or the complete geniuses! I'm not sure which. Suppose it didn't happen!?!? Suppose is was a false report and there were people coming out of banks tossing their life savings up in the air for the sheer joy of it. Why not do some looting! If nothing else, it might be kind of fun.
On a more serious note, I think I'd grab my girlfriend and lace up my driving shoes to take my Ariel Atom out for one last spin! We could talk about our lives and what we loved most about them via the AutoCom system (helmet to helmet communication); we could listen to some of our favorite songs (the ones we wanted to play at our wedding that would never happen); we could hold hands and pray together and do the Thelma and Louise thing if we so happen to be at the Grand Canyon. As the Boss says, "We go driving, driving deep into the night, I go driving deep into the light, in Candy's eyes..."