Dienstag, 12. April 2011

Small Update

Due to some smaller dutys than reporting about the threat coming from Zombie invasion i can not keep this blog as up to date as i wish. So i am writing just this short update, encouraging you to vote for the date of the Z-Day. This method finding the real date is based on James Surowiecki's Book from 2004. It is about the knowledge of the masses. This means the more votes are incoming, the better gets the approach to the real date. So the plan is to get by this on a large time scale, so the highest possible amount of votes is reached. The picture shows some birds using their massintellect, it works.

Sonntag, 10. April 2011

recorded Zombie activities

Recently i came upon an article from the american newspaper the telegraph published 5. Feb 2009. From this article the picture is taken.
As you see there was a coincidence including some Zombie activities, but there are no further sources available. Later it was dementet, saying that the writings were pranks, placed there without permission. But in my opinion the fact that there is hardly any material about the coincidence in the internet shows that there is some secret hidden about what happened there in Februar 2009. So we will have to look out, perhaps the day Z is sooner as we think. Please share your opinion, when you have a guess when the Z-Day will come, share it and i will collect and publish.

Freitag, 8. April 2011

The social Zombie

The Zombie as braindead creature motivated by primitive instincts seems at a first glance not able to keep social relations. But there exists source material prrving the opposite. For example Land of the dead shows up Zombies with feelings and social relations. Very weak but visible. Sometimes it is even seen that the Zombies follow some kind of leader. In Left for Dead 2 the Clowns lead groups of about 10 Zombies. The Brain Eaters, a very nice film made 1954 shows a structure where the Zombies follow the one which created them. It must be mentioned that in this case the zombiefication is created by parasites what allows the conclusion that the structure is a copie of the inner structure of the parasites. There could also be mentionend a very recent film, Dead Snow. As you see there the military structure is hold up by the zombiefied Soldiers. So it is possible that social structures exit in Zombie groups, as a copie of those, which existed at lifetime. The remaining question is if this allows the conclusion that there is remarkable brain acivity left, or if it is just an imitation of the behaviour at lifetime. In my opinion a Zombie is in general capable of basic feelings and thougts. The brain sector responsible for feelings must be working in any way just to produce the rage when seeing human beeings. Unfortunately this question can not finally be answered what leaves a significant gap in the considerations about Zombie ethics.

Mittwoch, 6. April 2011

Zombielution part 2

As seen in the comments there was the idea, that the world population is growing similar to the Expansion of the Zombies. Therefore i plotted the relation between the amount of Zombie films per Mrd. habitants on earth against timem as seen below.









As you can see this plot shows a nice exponential behaviour. So thanks for the good idea, considering the presented data one can state that there are two influences increasing the Zombiefication. The more Zombie film exists per person, the likelier an individual decides to produce a new one, this is an indicator for exponential growth. With increasing population the total number of produced films is increased, what leads with increasing world population to overexponential growth. The fits are made with the chi² Method. If somebody is interested in viewing the standard errors i will post them, else i will keep this more comfortable stil.

Zombielution

When approaching to the wide field of different kinds of Zombies we have to consider their history. Because once when Z-Day is reached we will face a wide screen of fully developed subspacies. The first film containig Zombies was White Zombie 1932. Form then to today we see a dramatic progress in production rate as seen in the graph.
  
amount of produced Zombie films
 This is in my opinion not only a significant sign for an ongoing evolution and an increasing amount of Zombies out there, it shows how soon the Z-Day may come. As you see in the last years the growth was greater than exponential. This may have several reasons. Surely the amount of existing Zombie films increases the production rate, what explains the nearly exponential growth in the years 1960 to 1990. Then you see a little break, but lately the growth gets extreme. This may come from the Zombie acolyts bringing them into the pop culture. In fact we see the need to prepare for the day when they walk among us. The data is taken from www.wikipedia.de date 04.06.2011. The plotting was done with gnuplot, which is free available under the gpl, so you are free to use the graph for own purposes. I am planning to investigate the zombie diversity in this time scale, but the collection of data may take some time, so hang on.

Dienstag, 5. April 2011

The classic Zombie

The most common form of the Zombie is a slow walking dead with a constant primitive Agression. It is invoked to life by evil powers, which are present in many forms, i will discuss this topic later. In this way it is forced to eat the living. A Zombie is never hungry, and can live without eating anything.
This is mostly the first wave of the undead when approaching. In some cases even those who where already burried awakened. Because of its only wish to eat the living it will never stop following a survivor. Even if the survivor is much faster the Zombie has no need for pausing what can make him a serious issue. This aspect is sometimes so widely expanded that the Zombis are barely agressive just when standding right next to them. Then the pure mass of Zombies makes it impossible to enter some places, what prisons the survivors and cuts them off from supplies.
There surely exists the opposite extreme too, of running Zombies with a grown out killer instinct. In this cases the Zombie density is about 10 to 100 times lower compared to the slow Zombie masses. It is important that a Zombie may run, but has never some kind of speed boost. Those are always some kind of demonic creatures.
To summarize the properties of the standard Zombie masses, they mostly block places and ways. It is rare that a single Zombie kills a survivor. The need of the survivors to get supplies makes it impossible not to get the attention of the Zombie masses which will in effect follow them to their base.
This kind of Zombie is generally killed by removing the Head or damaging the Brain. The brain activity is lowered or it is completely inactive but it seems still necessary for the Zombie.
Sources:
  • Dead Rising
  • Warcraft 3 tft online
  • Land of the Dead
  • Zombieland
  • Dawn of the Dead
  • Shaun of the Dead
  • etc

First Post

Dear Reader,
this Blog will be all about preparation for the Day, the Zombies Walk on Earth. So i will discuss the existing Types, and the best Way to avoid them. By the way facing the Zombie wont be too healthy. Perhaps in a far future there will be a calculation finding the exact date for Z-Day. And dont worry everey statement will be completed with a list of films, games etc where the facts are known from.
so far,
OP