Hello I have recently watched a show on the History channel, that was about the predictions of the date 12-21-2012. In the show they stated that a catastrophic event would occur and would cause great damage to the earth as we know it. The only scientific information this theory was based on was that of the earth aligning with the sun and the moon as well as the milky-way galaxy's black force or hole. This alignment according to the show would cause the earth to tilt it's axis from the current north and south poles to the equator basically the earth would spin on it's side. I have heard of the slight shifting of the poles lately but noting that great of a difference. My question is this, is there any research or knowledge on what effects a change in the magnetic force of the earth would cause in many of the 90% of products we use today? For example will generators work the same, or computers, phones, T.V. etc things that use magnets to function or even magnets themselves? How will these be effected by a shift in the magnetic poles or lines of force running east to west instead of north to south?