ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Education and Science»
  • Psychology & Psychiatry

The Zombies are coming!

Updated on May 18, 2011

Recently I read an Article on Cracked.com about how Zombies could arise and destroy the world. It's a very good article, and I highly suggest you read it.

Our culture, at the moment, seems to be Un-dead Obsessed. Zombies, Vampires, etc. But we all seem pretty safe in the knowledge that these things aren't real, and that we aren't going to be killed by Zombies. But in an effort to ruin your day, here are a number of ways how Zombies can come to being real and killing us, and how it's only going to be a matter of time.

Enjoy.

Brain-Parasites

Okay, how likely is this to happen? I mean, Brain Parasites, it just doesn't happen outside Resident Evil games, does it?
Uh, actually it does. In fact, there's already a disease out there called Toxoplasmosa Gondii.
Alright, so really it only affects rats and cats (At the moment), but that's beside the point. It still turns the rat into a zombie...Sort of.
What? Well when the rat is infected the disease must get to the intestines of a cat. So the disease takes over the rats brain, and actually get's itself eaten. Seriously.

But it only affects rats and cats! We'll be fine. Or perhaps not. Now scientific studies show that half the human population is infected with Toxoplasmosa Gondii and we didn't even know. So yes, half the people who read this are just one step away from becoming mindless Killing machines (Not technically Zombies, as we'll still be alive, but nonetheless still terrifying!)

Oh yeah, by the way, we share 98% of our DNA with rats. And that's no joke. All it'll take is a slightly more evolved version of this disease and we'll all be mindless killing machines, with no goddamn regrets. And are you comforting yourself with the thought that it may take years or Centuries to actually develop, then don't worry. Thanks to war and chemical weapons it's not going to be too long until one day the disease parasite thing is being tossed around like an AK-47.
Enjoy.

Neurotoxins

These are toxins that slow a persons mind and bodily functions to the extent where they are often considered dead. When brought back they're left in a trance-like state where they can only perform simple tasks, such as eating and moaning.

Whilst technically still alive, the people are completely unaware of their surroundings, and only their basic motor functions still function and exist. They're as close to being Zombies as you can get without starting to decompose.
The only way to take comfort from this news that there is already a disease that can turn you into a mindless weirdo is that it, as of yet, does not make you aggressive, or cannibalistic. But it's only a matter of time.

And before you say "But this doesn't happen on a regular basis", think again. In Haiti a lot of these people were set to work on the Sugar Plantations, which was discovered after Clairvius Narcisse was declared dead in 1962, but was found roaming around 18 years later in the very same trance like state.

So yes, it's already happened, and probably is happening right now. Maybe not near you, but still happening nonetheless. All it takes is an evil supervillian to make a way for these poor souls to become aggressive, and we'll be sitting ducks. Except, not ducks. And in much more danger than ducks.

We're all screwed.
We're all screwed. | Source

The Rage Virus

In the film 28 Days later we saw a virus that turned everybody into a mindless killing machine. But that's just a film. It's not real, so sleep easy.

In real life we have Mad-Cow disease that attacked the spinal cord and brain of the Cow, which turned it into...A mindless killing machine, that weighs nearly half-a-tonne. But that's just with cows. Oh wait, it affects human's too. In human's it's called Cruetzfeldt-Jakob disease, and the symptoms basically describe Zombies. Changes in Walking, Lack of Coordination, Dementia & Delirium.

Notice that those symptoms didn't include aggressive? But if a more advanced version of the disease could damage, let's say the serotonin receptors, and stop our brain receiving this chemical, then...You guessed it! We'd be mindless, AND violent!
And how can we be sure of this? Well, remember how I said we shared 98% of the same DNA with rats? Well they conducted a study on rats by blocking their serotonin receptors, and guess what? They turned on eachother, like mindless killing machines. So soon, (perhaps), it'll turn into a situation where this disease gets into our food supply...And if it is transferable via blood-on-blood or saliva-on-saliva it's only a matter of time before we're all mindless killing machines.

Neurogenesis

Stem Cells can be used to regenerate dead cells. It is very useful when people are ill and need a replacement organ, or need replacement tissue. However, Neurogenesis is the process of re-growing dead brain tissue.

When you die, your brain does too. Once your brain goes, there's no coming back. At all! Ever.
But there is now apparently. So if they can put a living brain in a dead body, then there we have it. Zombies.
However there is a problem, a sort of...Serious problem. This reanimation causes the brain to slowly die off from the outside inwards, which starts with the cortex, meaning after an amount of time the one part of your brain that makes you human dies off, leaving you with primitive, basic instincts. You know like a need for brains and flesh.

But don't believe me? Well have you ever heard the story about the chicken which has it's head cut off but didn't die? It's the same principle. Don't think anyone, knowing this, will ever go ahead and create some of these crazy zombies? Remember earlier I mentioned war, and chemical weapons becoming more popular than guns, etc. Well what's to say this won't be engineered upon by our enemies. The side with a dead army of psychopaths which just can't be stopped will be the winner.

Pictured: You
Pictured: You | Source

Nanobots

So what are Nanobots? They're the biggest threat to mankind since the Terminator. Seriously. They're microscopic, self-replicating robots that can build, destroy and attach to anything. Including organs, virus' and limbs.
But who would be that stupid, as to fuse a virus/organ with a robot? Oh, we are apparently. That's right we fused these little monsters with a virus, and when the virus died? The Nanobots carried on living! For nearly a month. So there we go. There's the un-dead part of the horror. 
And according to reports, it could only be a decade before they've got Nanobots that climb into your brain, and then set up and replace neural connections.

But that's all fine? I mean it's not like they'd be evil or anything. Sure, they can rewire your brain, and carry on functioning after you die and...
Wait, it's main purpose is to survive and replicate. That means going from one host to another. And how will it do that? Perhaps making the human have a sudden taste for human flesh? Then when the 'infected' goes to bite another, it'll transfer some of the Nanobots, which will replicate and turn this person into a mindless killing machine.
And even when you do die, they'll keep functioning, walking around until eventually you rot away. But that doesn't matter because everyone else will be infected, spreading the disease until we've all been wiped out. It's only a matter of time people. Sleep tight.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Ryan-Palmsy profile image
      Author

      Ryan Palmer 7 years ago from In a Galaxy far, far away

      Generation z, everyone stumbles everywhere, talks in a series of incomprehensible mumbles and sits in a corner festering away! Oh god, it's already happened! It's too late!

    • barbergirl28 profile image

      Stacy Harris 7 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      Or maybe it is just the next generation... like Generation Z. It might be closer than we expect. After all, we have already gotten Generation X! Why not! LOL

    • Ryan-Palmsy profile image
      Author

      Ryan Palmer 7 years ago from In a Galaxy far, far away

      There is an element of mystery behind it! When, where, why, who, how?! Only time will tell, it might never happen, or it could, and it could destroy the world! Hahaha

    • barbergirl28 profile image

      Stacy Harris 7 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      I love the conspiracy of the upcoming zombie apacolypse. It is definately scary on how it could happen. Entertaining hub to say the least!

    • Ryan-Palmsy profile image
      Author

      Ryan Palmer 7 years ago from In a Galaxy far, far away

      I wouldn't worry about it seeker7! If zombies did come to life, I've already hubbed on the outcome! Hint: We'd win! Thanks for commenting!

    • Seeker7 profile image

      Helen Murphy Howell 7 years ago from Fife, Scotland

      Entertaining but scary hub. I'm no conspiracy theorist, but nothing would surprise me about military/governments - gives me the bloody creeps. But great hub, great read.

    • Ryan-Palmsy profile image
      Author

      Ryan Palmer 7 years ago from In a Galaxy far, far away

      That's probably a good choice, just keep the secret bunker hidden and well maintained for the time being ;)

    • doban profile image

      doban 7 years ago from Dallas

      I think I'll keep living like I am living -no time to think about nanobots, Mad Cow disease, or parasites. Very entertaining hub.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)