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Is US Tech Policy Ready For A Zombie Apocalypse?
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Lorna Garey
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10/29/2014 | 12:54:27 PM
Re: Do Zombies Get The Franchise?
So true -- as if any industrialized economy can be controlled.

In fact, when you think about it, our economy is very much like a zombie herd: Moving en masse based on loud noises (one case of Ebola in NYC! Quick, sell all the stocks!), insatiable for consumer dollars (Quick! Come out with a new must-have toy to replace last year's must have toy!), and with a total lack of compassion for anyone or anything.
TerryB
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10/29/2014 | 12:33:10 PM
Re: Do Zombies Get The Franchise?
I think zombies are already voting, @Drew. How else to explain these mindless political commercials we are bombarded with?  Does anyone outside a zombie really believe a politician was responsible for the job losses after the sub prime economy crash or the jobs that were gained back after the economy started recovering? But that's what we are told 10 times an hour now.
Drew Conry-Murray
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10/29/2014 | 12:20:34 PM
Do Zombies Get The Franchise?
I think the most important question to answer is whether zombies get to vote. Until we figure that out, no other policy implications will matter, because based on sheer numbers alone, zombies represent a potent voting block.

It won't take long for pandering Congresspeople to realize how easy it would be to appeal to these single-issue voters. I predict that if zombies do get the vote, we'll quickly see the rise of the "Eat People" party, which would legalize the consumption of human flesh (excep for the flesh of members of the House and Senate).

The Eat People party would never have to resort to gerrymandering because zombie hordes would inevitably swamp polling places and voting booths. And candidates wouldn't even have to bother raising money. You don't need TV and radio ads when your voter base is a swarm of insatiable undead, who will relentlessly convert new party members with every bite.


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