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Zombie Apocalypse? What would you do, and how would you survive, and is it possible for a zombie apocalypse to occur?

When you think of zombie apocalypse, you think of a zombie video game or movie right? Maybe not, but i'm sure most people do, and I do. I wonder how I would survive such a tragic crisis, and how the world would ever get back to normal, or if it would ever get back to normal. Would it be possible to restore order in the world if such an apocalypse would take place?
First of all, if something like this were to happen,as soon as I hear of it heading towards my neighborhood, I'm loading up with guns and gathering as much food and water as I can. Then, I would barricade my home. you see the problem with a zombie apocalypse is that it's probably not the best idea to stay in one place, so eventually I would leave my home with my family of course to a place where other survivors have gathered, and together we would fend for ourselves, and hope for the best.
Now of course, I would be scared as hell! Having the guts to do all of this would be pretty tough. knowing whether or not I would make it that far is unknown. All of it is unknown, but I believe that something like this could happen. Do you? and what would you do?


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    Oct 22 2012: Despite a zombie outbreak is a highly improbable situation, we have used the zombie imaginarium to study the role that emotional factors -namely panic- can impose on the transmission dynamics of an infectious disease. Thus, we have developed a computational model (rule-based model) where we included as rules, the typical zombie dynamics: susceptible->infected->dead->zombie. In our model, we needed to include 10% of the population as exterminator units, together with treatment for at least 30% of the population, in order to deal with the zombie horde. When these countermeasures weren't included, zombies always won (well, they actually won 97% of the 22.000 simulations!). As we included in our simulations rules and rates that agreed with the zombie literature (i.e.; what are the probabilities that a zombie wins an encounter with a susceptible, an exterminator v/s a zombie, etc), we concluded that, confronted with a zombie outbreak, the survival of the human race is highly improbable. Moreover, our simulations results showed that, in general, to save a person, an exterminator unit is needed. Interestingly, the global dynamics of our model resulted primarily governed by the mechanistic description of local interactions occurring at the individual level. As a whole, people's situational awareness resulted essential to modulate the inner dynamics of the system. Our simulations show that information moves faster that contagion. You can read the paper in ArXiv from Cornell University: http://arxiv.org/abs/1210.4469

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