posted on Sep, 21 2009 @ 02:32 PM
Obviously the old school, rotting corpses crawling out of graves to consume living flesh zombie idea is ridiculous. However, I will admit the recent
addition of virus infected humans who react like they have super rabies, have open sores and necrosis, and direct 100% of their energy towards killing
any healthy creature that crosses their path is quite plausible. The virus scenario in the movie Quarantine, for instance... virus is carried by
rats, infects humans, and was genetically created by a doomsday cult, isn't even far-fetched. Obviously in a real life scenario, things would look a
whole lot different than in the movies, however. For example, it could be extremely difficult to differentiate between a non-infected, but
injured/traumatised human and an infected human... at least until the infected human launched themself at you in an attack. I can't ever see a
scenario in which seconds after being infected somebody's gums turn black, their skin begins to rot away, hair falls out, and eyeballs go milky.
So, at least in the short term of such an outbreak, I think the most difficult thing to do would be to be able to tell who's infected and who is
Oh, and for what its worth, the video game Left 4 Dead has some R.I.P. graffittii notes scrawled on various walls throughout the game that seem to
indicate a timeline of outbreak occurring sometime in October of 2009. Certtainly not saying the game is prophetic, but it is somewhat interesting
considering it came out last year and here we are, one month away from when that storyline was penned to occur.