posted on Mar, 2 2015 @ 06:32 PM
So, I had a dream (no this isn't a prophecy thread) the other night about a global pandemic. I left the tv on and The Walking Dead was on when I
woke up so I assume that is what spurred the dream. Anyway, to my question. How many people or what percent of the population would have to become
infected with a disease or die from it before order breaks down?
My thoughts are that at a certain point, I think around 5- 10 percent world population dead or dying, two major groups would form - Those who
implicitly trust in their leaders and follow every piece of advice that comes to them through the news, and group two would be those that isolate
themselves from society and wait to see what happens, not trusting everything they see on the news. I also think that at around 1.5 billion dead
world wide, we would see breakdowns of first world governments. I am sure air travel, etc. would be suspended long before that number but I think 1 -
1.5 billion would be the breaking point. Thinking about that number, it is not huge in terms of population - it is a big number but I think it would
take that many at most.
Another thought for me would be, Would it matter what countries the deaths were located in to cause a breakdown or would it be numbers alone that
cause a panic? News and social media took off over less than one percent of a country catching a disease numerous times - think not just Ebola but
SARS, Swine Flu, and other diseases that never amounted to much in the way of infections. I think that social media alone would push the number of
deaths needed to cause panic to be much much lower than it would have taken in the 1980s.
Anyway, if this is the wrong place for this thread, please move it - I thought about putting it in Pandemics but it isn't really a conspiracy as just
wanting people to give their opinions on the subject.
Thanks for your input on this grim topic, hope I didn't drag anyone's mood down.
TL;DR How many people do you think would have to die or be dying from a disease/virus before order is lost in most of the world and would it matter
what countries those deaths were in?