Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Riddle me This: The Undead

The "zombie apocalypse" is a favorite subject of cinema, novels, short stories, and even jokes.
(Have you heard the chant from the zombie protest: 
  Leader: What do we want?!?
Zombies: Braaaaaiiiiin...
  Leader: When do we it?!?
Zombies: Braaaaaiiiiin...)
Not the highest functioning mob in the area. But they have a knack for conversion. So, when your late neighbor shows up to pick your brain, It's open season, right? 

So, here's the question. Are your zombie assailants self-aware? When you shoot out the rotted flesh, Are they angry? Scared? Hurt? What's their level of cognitive engagement? Can a zombie choose to starve, in the face of eating a person? What are zombie ethics?

Let's start with self-aware: Yes? or No?
Photo Credit: captainmyotis