What is the best chance of a zombie outbreak? a desease from a weird plant? a powerplant explosion? Space weird alien stuff?
and if there minds are erased then they would be JUST like a baby! looking for something to eat! finding the closest thing! not knowing right from wrong!
Ever had a baby try to eat you? Me neither.
And if you really erased the mind and higher functions of an adult, expect them to F*** anything that moves. Somehow “28 days later” stories forget that is as basic a human desire as hunger.
Anyway, best chance for a “28 days later” style zombie outbreak is mutant rabies strain (rabies is the closest thing to zombie virus in the real world) Alternatively, you could have a more contagious “Mad Cow disease” variant, bio weapon, or mutant West Nile virus variant. (West Nile causes brain swelling and spread by mosquitoes. Mosquitoes are a great vector).
The “walking dead” zombie outbreak could only happen if someone with MUCH more advanced technology then we have today went out of their way to make something that behaved like something out of a horror movie (possibly to inspire fear). Would require nanomachines or genetically altered fungus. (Viruses can’t infect dead cells, people forget that).
Personally, I like blatantly supernatural zombie explanations.
on: 11th December 10