Zombies – Are They Real?
Having watched members of the household battle bravely against hoards of un-dead on every gaming system available, I began to wonder whether the software developers knew something we didn’t. Is there any chance that an army of zombies could come chomping through our door anytime soon? Are these games really just an online training manual for when they attack?
What is a zombie? Well according to Wikipedia a zombie is “An animated corpse, brought back to life by mystical means”. No accounting in there for that ever so devastating viral plague talked about in the games. I suppose that we could feel safe knowing that the spread of witchdoctors is still relatively limited to specific areas of the globe.
However, what about that virus? Where would is originate from and how would it manifest? In medical terminology the virus would be an Ataxic Neurodegenerative Satiety Deficiency Syndrome caused by an infectious agent, which would be passed on via bites and fluid transfer from an infected party. Which basically means the brainless, being brain deficient have an overwhelming need to eat brains! Nice.
Theoretically it could be caused by radiation from a decomposing NASA probe, falling to earth and causing existing diseases like Mad Cow, or Bird Flu to mutate beyond recognition. Perhaps I should stop looking now…it’s all seeing a little too plausible for my liking. Research now required into defensive strategies and methods of zombie elimitation…