What are the chances of a real “Zombie” like epidemic or fatal virus wiping out most of humanity?

Question by vistaz86: What are the chances of a real “Zombie” like epidemic or fatal virus wiping out most of humanity?
You see loads of fictional stuff about this but what are the chances of it really happening? Maybe not Zombies as such, but more of a virus or disease wiping us all out?

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Answer by Noutjo Nout
very unlikely…. we are around for 4 million years (or 6000 according to the christians) and during that time we have never been wiped out

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2 Responses to What are the chances of a real “Zombie” like epidemic or fatal virus wiping out most of humanity?

  1. Gary Hyde says:

    very likely, nahh not really.. u have nothing to worry about.. chill dude :)

  2. WINDOWLICKER says:

    The virus in question would have to be able to reanimate human corpses to a specific state, where the basal functions and some higher functions are operating. The zombies must be intelligent enough to move, identify the living and must have the hunger to feed upon their flesh. At the same time, they can’t be that smart either… Zombies in the movies are dumb, yet somehow they have sufficient discrimination skills to tell who is living. It’s a pretty mammoth task to strike that balance between full sentience and death which zombies have.
    Basically, this virus has to perform tasks that are not quite feasible, at least from what we know in science.
    The virus would have to harness the dead brain’s residual electrical activity (which remains months after a human has died) and provide the perfect amount of energy that jolts the electrical activity, in turn reactivating the autonomic functions, which are controlled by the cerebellum (This is how the T-Virus is described as working, in Resident Evil movie).
    The virus would have to enable higher functions of the human, such as mobility (controlled by more advanced areas of the brain) and a certain level of cognitive and discriminative abilities. Otherwise, they wouldn’t be able to tell who is living and who isn’t, and they couldn’t feed.
    The nervous system would have to be totally reactivated, so the zombie could feel hunger. Also the digestive system would have to be somewhat in order.
    The likelihood of a virus that reanimates the dead into zombies does not seem possible to me, at all. But you never know. Maybe.

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