Saturday, May 05, 2012

Zurvival Saturday (13)

For this week's Zurvival Saturday I wanted to discuss possible causes that could start a Zombie Apocalypse. I've read a ton of Zombie books and one thing no book can agree on is how a Zombie becomes a Zombie in the first place. Therefore I figured I'd share with you my personal choices for ways a Zombie Apocalypse could start. In no particular order:

1.Bio Technology- Some genius gets it in his head to create a drug that would essentially make a super soldier (someone who wouldn't get exhausted or feel pain). Somehow the invented drug gets messed up or possibly a terrorist tampers with the samples and boom they create a zombie virus but don't realize until they've shot up the majority of soldiers in the area. With thousands of soldiers turning and no cure in sight the virus spreads, thus creating the start of a Zombie Apocalypse.

2. Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease- Ever heard of Mad Cow Disease? Well Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease is what happens when humans are infected with it. Now granted this disease doesn't turn people into crazy zombies but if the disease mutated....it's possible that it could start the Zombie Apocalypse.

3. Alien Parasites- A meteor falls to earth and some unsuspecting individual happens to stumble upon it. The meteor in itself is harmless except the person who found it had a cut on his/her hand and the "alien" parasites finding a new host start attacking the body almost immediately and within days patient zero turns into a zombie, but the parasites want more so they manipulate the host infect others so they can spread and thus take over Earth as their own.

4. Nanotechnology-Nanobots can use your brain to keep operating your limbs after you've deceased. The nanobots will be self-replicating, so To preserve themselves, they'd need to transfer to a new host. Therefore, the last act of the nanobot controlled zombie would be to bite into a healthy victim, letting the nanobots stream in and set up camp in the new host. Once in, they can shut down the part of the brain that resists (the cortex) and leave the brain stem intact.

5. Mutated Rabies- Rabies is a viral disease that infects the central nervous system and can drive people to become violently mad. Now take that disease and combine in with a fast acting flu and you have your very own "rage" virus in the making. While not your typical zombies, they could cause just as much if not more devastation, especially if the mutated virus went airborne.

Now for this weeks questions. How do you think the Zombie Apocalypse will begin? Do you think any of the options above are plausible? Leave your answer in the comments below. I love reading your responses.

If you would like to participate in this or any upcoming Zurvival Saturdays, grab the button below and link me in the comments so I can check it out.

Zurvival Saturday

2 comments:

  1. I think if a zombie apocalypse were to start, it would be from some mutation of a virus created by pharmaceutical companies that was intended to generate revenue for a "cure" and ends up getting out of hand. :)

    I hope you have a good weekend!

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for stopping by Blood Sweat and Books and taking the time to leave a comment!!!! If you find my posts enjoyable please share, it means so much when you do.