Originally Posted by tconroy135
Your thinking in the context for current science. If you take for example Resident Evil, the outbreak happend because of new technology designed to restore cells. Eventually science will evolve far enough to reanimate people, not saying the same people will come back...
It's pure and simple anatomy. You can't reanimate the human body. Even if science had found a way to create an organism or virus that could, do you realize how complex it would have to be in order to jump start the millions of body processes going on? And here's the kicker, the only system that the body can live without is the reproductive system. Even if an enzyme or protein was 'malfunctioning', it could shut down and destroy the other crucial body processes. Not to mention that conventional zombies don't eat, unless they feast on human flesh, but then you have another problem: toxicity. The only edible body parts of the human body are the large muscles: latissimus dorsi and the quadriceps. The rest are much too small and contain way too much creatine, hormones, and various other harmful-if-swallowed chemicals. The other body parts (brain, liver, intestines, lungs, etc) are harmful and some even fatal if eaten (brain, intestines, liver). And even then, there are more problems: susceptibility to other viruses and bacteria. If you have no immune system, your body will basically be a welcoming committee for any other invaders. You see, it's way too complex to create a virus that can jump start the functions and alleviate all the side effects.
Originally Posted by TFL Replica
That's the old/classic definition of zombie. Shambling undead zombies are out. Running rage infected (rabies-like virus ala 28 days later, zombieland, left 4 dead etc...) humans are in. Good luck outrunning them.
Then they wouldn't be zombies. It would just be a mass group of brainwashed people running around and making lives crap for others. Hey, just like now!
That sounds fine and dandy, superficially, but that would include messing with the brain's chemistry. The virus would have to completely destroy the left side of the frontal lobe, in order to impair cognitive thinking and produce a 'child-like' mental state, imbalance brain chemicals to produce rage, etc.
Bottom line is it's way too complex too even consider. I mean, a way cheaper substitute would be to cut off everyone's pay and give each person an M4 with 1000 rounds of spare ammo.