Because humans are a key ingredient in the creation of zombies, it stands to reason that a higher population density means greater danger in an undead outbreak. That’s why new forecasts released by the United Nations show that the human race is setting itself up for certain disaster.
By 2030, sixty percent of the world’s population, or five billion people, will live inside large urban centers. And two billion of those will live in massive shanty towns across Asia and Africa, where new and deadly diseases brought on by unsanitary conditions, malnutrition, and lack of basic health care will run rampant.
Huge megacities, rare just a few years ago, will be commonly found all across the planet, as populations cram together in increasingly tight geographic areas.
In terms of zombie survival, we are becoming less self reliant, less physically and mentally fit, and less able to avoid or escape disaster when it strikes on a daily basis.
Where do you run when the mass of zombies is too thick to penetrate? Where do you hide when your desperate neighbors are so close at hand they can hear you breathing? How do you fight when the undead are less of a threat than the tens of millions of terrified survivors scrambling for life outside your front door?
For too many of us, the answers won’t be pretty.