Have you ever seen “World War Z”? Well, according to Morgan Freeman, that scenario is a very real possibility.
On the Freeman-narrated series “Through the Wormhole,” the possibility of a zombie apocalypse was delved into in great detail. The episode looked at how easily an infectious disease could spread and how quickly it could bring civilization to its knees.
It’s a terrifying thought, especially when you consider that humans have only effectively eradicated two infectious diseases ever: smallpox and cattle plague.
Freeman also spoke to Huffpo about how he believes that, in a sense, we’re already in the middle of a zombie apocalypse. He said,
I mean, what exactly is the definition of a zombie? Is it something that is undead and not in control? If that’s true, then we’re in the middle of an apocalypse right now.
Because everybody is controlled by something else. Your smartphone is in control of you and computers are in control of all of us.
Deep stuff, Red. Anyway, all of this is hypothetical, but it’s still pretty terrifying to think about how easy it would be for it a zombie plague to spread and wipe us all out.
Check out the clip from the show about the coming epidemic below.