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Transcript of Zombie Presentation
History of Zombies
First appeared in Haiti
Witch Doctors put people in trances
They woke up as mindless slaves
But they weren't aggressive
And couldn't reproduce
or Mind Control
Can't be destroyed
"Reproduce" by making other proteins misfold
Major Brain Damage
Example: Mad Cow Disease
Blurred vision (sometimes)
Lack of coordination (for example, stumbling and falling)
Little to no scientific evidence, but it's the most "authentic" type of zombie
The theory goes as follows:
A zombie kills its victim, bringing the disease into the corpse.
It's been proven:
a) When you die, you can be rescusitated
b) Brain death is the irreversible end of all brain activity.
The disease increases as the higher body functions have wasted away
Who is, of course, now a zombie.
There are some problems with this.
1. We don't know what brain functions decay.
2. How can a virus rescusitate its host?
It can't be cured, after all.
A parasite can affect the host's behavior
by altering how it perceives pheromones
Example: Gordian Worm,
Gordian Worm makes mice lose their fear of cats
Gordian Worm makes grasshoppers jump into water
they'll likely spread slowly, since the parasite has to reproduce, and it will be harder to catch disease
Besides, there's no precedent for the zombies being aggressive.
Can be transmitted by air, water, blood, physical contact...
Robots on a molecular scale
that can move around proteins
Based on scientific
projections of the future
An animal is bitten and infected, starts having muscle spasms, becomes extremely aggressive...
Nanobots will be able to invade
your brain and control it.
They can repair damaged brain cells, or destro
Nanobots will be able to invade your brain and control it.
Remind you of anything?
This technology is predicted to exist by 2030.
There's a new type of rabies.
As early as 2030, nanotechnology may be able to rewrite neural connections.
Theoretical nanobots that can replicate themselves.
This is how the plague would be passed on.
Parasitical fungus can control host's actions
Spread through spores
Cordyceps Fungus makes ants climb to exact height above ground
Muscle spasms and lack of coordination similar to zombie symptoms
Don't engage unless you have to
Be prepared for anything
take the road less traveled
A gas mask is vital. If you can't find one, try to manufacture a substitute. Stay away from the infected at all costs.
Probably the least dangerous vector... until you die of thirst. Locate a water purifier if possible, and drink out of water bottles whenever you can.
STAY AWAY FROM ZOMBIES!
The zombie will probably try to bite. Avoid getting any zombie blood on you; unfortunately, that means that chainsaws aren't an option. Try to avoid melee combat as much as possible.
Curing a Zombie Disease
depends on source
No cure. If someone is infected, just put them out of their misery.
try to remove it if external
Antivirals are based on specific diseases
Hope for a vaccine
Prevention-wear armor, don't fight them
if not, prevention
likely symptoms: strange rashes
magnetism should kill nanobots
what happens then?
Just make the final optional, that usually works.