The recent popularity of the zombie genre is indicative of mankind’s collective uneasiness about the future. With so many doomsday scenarios being painted by people think that 2012 is the year that the world will end, it’s understandable that the more gullible among us will take these things a little more seriously and feed into the anxiety.
A zombie outbreak may be relegated to the annals of science fiction and horror, but there really are certain scenarios that could lead to a cataclysmic devastation of the global population. These likely scenarios are indicated in an interesting and highly informative infographic from mphonline.org.
The 5 Health Nightmares Facing Humanity shows the most likely events that could decimate the world population. Pandemics are at the top of the list and rightly so, it’s the kind of disaster where the zombie outbreaks take their inspiration.
There are also some scenarios that may seem far-fetched at first glance like the eruption of super volcanoes.
Whatever the scenario though, it’s a chilling glimpse of what dangers could lie in our future.
Source: MPH Online