How long do you think you can last during a zombie apocalypse? Theorists claimed that this dystopian event is quite possible, and we have advancements in science and technology to blame.
There are various events that will most likely lead to a zombie apocalypse. Science fiction films and novels have taught us of the different factors that will result in a zombie outbreak. One possibility is brain parasites. Have you ever heard of the parasite toxoplasmosa gondii? This parasite infects rats but can only reproduce inside a cat’s stomach. The problem is rats are scared of cats! Thus, the parasite controls the rat’s brain to run to a cat to be eaten by the latter.
Another possible cause of zombie apocalypse is through nanobots, which are microscopic robots that can get into your system. Nanobots have myriad uses and can be used to control the minds of people. A vast amount of money is being poured into the development of this new technology due to its benefits across various fields. However, some scientists believe that nanobots could play a role in the destruction of humankind.
No matter what is the cause, the important question is will you survive a zombie apocalypse? If so, how long will you last? While most of us will probably laugh at these questions, a group of students took these queries seriously and formulated experiments and calculated how long the whole mankind will last in the unlikely event of an outbreak.
These students published two papers that calculated the survival rate and how fast infectious disease spreads under different conditions, taking into consideration people’s movement, geographic boundaries, and fighting back. According to the results, mankind will roughly last around 1,000 days, which is not good news for us.
Several zombie survival tips can be found online but not all of them could be helpful during a zombie apocalypse. Knowledge on what survival tips actually work is vital to ensure that you put up a good fight against the undead. We have gathered the seven approaches that we think will most likely lead to death.