They will be looking for a cell signal too.eric m. wrote:Doesn't that picture say it all with the next generation coming up! The blind following the blind! There are numerous scenarios where you can have masses of roving bands of hungry, starving people all over the country concerned only about finding food anywhere, and by any means!(loss of the nation's power grid)
Evil D wrote:I think 28 Day Later nailed it. That movie is so frighteningly realistic people just don't see it. It won't be a "walking dead" type of virus, it'll be something closer to rabies that turns people into murderous lunatics. I also think that if it ever really happened, the government would essentially nuke an entire city to contain it, which as horrible as it sounds, would probably be the only realistic way to stop it. Then we would all just hope and pray that it isn't the air born type of virus and/or that whatever started the spread died in the nuke.
Those are likely the closest examples we can relate a true zombie outbreak to, but there is still one major difference...the idea that there is a constant, never ending, never relenting threat of death around every corner. When a natural disaster happens, it usually ends, and then people may struggle to survive due to the conditions, and supplies may be scarce, and living conditions rough, but when you add all that to having thousands of killers roaming around everywhere who never tire and never give up, I think the chances of remaining civilized would end quickly. Probably on a large scale I think most people would try to be civil, but there are a large amount of people out there who would take it to the extreme. If you think back to the LA riots back in the '90s, imagine a scene like that but with killer zombies mixed in.Mike Blue wrote:Folks, you've had a very recent example: Hurricane Katrina.
The thin veneer of civilization lasted all of what...thirty minutes? Panic is an infectious disease and it will run through the herd (I don't need to look far for evidence of that in the human condition) like a wildfire.
Two factors seem to counteract that: food and water. Best example the response to Hurricane Sandy. People survived in deplorable or questionable circumstances but they had access to food and clean water and pretty much remained civilized.
-er, me, by way of Tyrion LannisterI drink, and I cut things.
Man, Prions are scary though! They can't be eliminated from the body, and destruction via chemical and physical means is almost impossible. They just slowly accumulate in the brain as they're consumed from whatever animal had them last..defenestrate wrote:Prion diseases like CJD/Kuru could create some zombie-like symptoms, are transmitted by eating raw brains of one's own species, and if they were somehow cariied by a bloodborne pathogen, would look and act like a zombie virus.
Also, if civilization breaks down and meth/crack addicts/cooks can't get supplies, they could resemble zombies.
I think it really depends on how the virus is spread. If it's only person to person from a bite then I don't think it would spread as fast, but if it were airborne we are all screwed. I know of at least one zombie series where the infected bodies of zombies were cremated and the virus was transferred through the chimney and into the air which turned to rain and got pretty much everyone, including the recently buried dead...hence the classic zombie climbing out of a grave scene. It seems most zombie plots these days have gone away from the zombies out of graves thing and more into a virus that brings the recently dead back to life when bitten. Then again, on The Walking Dead even the living have the virus and only turn when they die or are bitten, but they haven't revealed where the virus came from yet.Officer Gigglez wrote:I think quite a bit more people would live than the Zombie Fiction lets on. There would be a fairly large amount of casualties, sure. But not nearly as many as the Zombie flick would have you believe. If not by the military and LE, then by armed civilians.
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