AP: growth of ‘zombie’ talk online
Huffington Post: from Associated Press reporters Tamara Lush and Vicki Smith:
“Zombies can never really become human again. There’s no going back.
“That resonates in today’s world, with people feeling like we’re moving toward an ending,” she says. “Ultimately they are much more of a depressing figure.”
The “moving toward an ending” part is especially potent. For some, the news stories fuel a lurking fear that, ultimately, humanity is doomed.
It will, many believe, be something we’ve created – and therefore brought upon ourselves.
A sort of Faustian doom or Frankenstein monster effect. The result of creativity gone awry.
The AP article mentions Mary Shelly’s 1818 monster specifically, along with George Romero’s 1968 characters, and discusses many of the same zombie associations this blog has been tracking for months – zombie economics, zombies at the CDC.
joke about the things we fear. Laughter makes them manageable.