Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist

Zombie Apocalypse

My nice new computer gave up the ghost last night- and I've had to bring my old one out of semi-retirement.

It worries me how dependent we are on our technology- and how vulnerable that makes us. I suppose that's what stories of the zombie apocalypse- and other types of apocalypse- are all about- and why they're so popular. They're fictionalising just this anxiety.  What we're doing is asking ourselves how we'd cope if the structures of civilisation were whipped out from under us. Would we turn into resouceful Crusoes- building our world up again from scratch- or dishoused Lears, wandering about and cursing feebly?
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