Speaking of tracking tools, here's the most amusing search term used so far to find this blog:That was at the end of March 2011. Since then, nothing until today, as I consider the zombie apocalypse to be at best a metaphor for what Americans fear about the future, not a real possibility. In fact, I take the idea about as seriously as I do The Rapture.
humans vs zombies michigan state universityLooks like this blog has already been swept up in the fear of the zombie apocalypse. So, what's next in search terms--2012?
I don't take this version of the end of the world (as we know it) as seriously as the one I've been blogging about the past two months. No supernatural causes will be needed to bring about the collapse of civilization; the interaction of human behavior with limited resources can do that all by themselves. That end will be completely natural, not supernatural.That was more than two years ago. My opinion hasn't changed. However, Discovery News managed to explore the realistic aspects of the zombie apocalypse in World War Z: The Real Plan for Apocalypse.
Say the world was actually taken over by vicious zombies, World War Z style. What would an actual government response to an apocalypse look like? Anthony fights his way through imaginary an undead army to find out.Who needs a imaginary zombie plague when a very real flu pandemic combined with mass riots against a background of crumbling infrastructure could produce the same response, if not much the same result? Besides, pandemics are like asteroid strikes; both combine science fiction with the collapse of civilization. We need to be prepared for both of them.