During Faraday's conversation with Chang, he mentioned that the energy at the Orchid station was extremely powerful (enough to kill somebody who had gotten too close).Read more >
He then said that the energy at the Swan station site is nearly 30,000 times as big. That is a colossal amount of energy. If the energy at the Orchid is strong enough to move an ENTIRE Island and manipulate time and space, then the energy at the Swan is powerful enough to completely annihilate the entire world.
We have already known that for a while though -- Kelvin mentioned that he was "saving the world" by discharging the electromagnetic analomy from becoming too large. Chang also alluded to this in the Swan orientation.
Faraday also mentioned that the Incident occurred whe…