Electronics super-noob here! (I did EE in school but have managed to forget practically everything since, to an alarming degree!).
I'm wondering how the field of electrical engineering and electronics would be affected if humans, say, colonized any of the planets that have no magnetic fields? I understand that without a magnetic field in the atmosphere, humans would be more easily exposed to harmful radiation. As far as technology goes, how would things be affected?
You can still created magnetic fields in space by creating moving electric fields, right? Would normal electro-mechanic forces works the same way? Is there any consequence for radio technology or satellites? Obviously, humans have sent probes into the vacuum of space that send data back, so I understand that it works, but I'm curious if there's any different considerations.
What technology would stop working on a planet with no magnetic field (besides compasses)?