Zombies are in, no matter how gross and disgusting they may be. The ratings of zombie TV shows and movies are off the charts. Artists are creating zombie mashups left and right – and for good reason: there is a market for them, and that includes us!
But, in theory being a zombie is not a good thing. Technically, a zombie is “a corpse said to be revived by witchcraft, especially in certain African and Caribbean religions.” (Definition from Oxford Dictionaries)
Of course, if you want a more in-depth, modern definition of a zombie, Urban Dictionary is the way to go. A short snippet:
The Walking Dead. Scientific name Homo Coprophagus Somnambulus.
A deceased human being who has partially returned to life due to undeterminable causes. The brain retains base facilities, namely gross motor function. In its near-mindless state, it grasps no remains of emotion, personality, or sensation of pain. In rare cases, some of the reanimated have reflexively preformed routine activities from their past lives.
Unrelated: TIL, there is a scientific name for zombies.
In any case, there are many kinds of zombies, which you really should know about just in case the zombiecalypse happend in our lifetime.
One kind of zombie, which many of us may not be aware of, is the technology zombie.
A technology zombie does not really have the condition like those of the Walkers/Biters seen in The Walking Dead, but for all intents and purposes, this kind of zombie exhibits a near-mindless state due to – you guessed it – technology, gadgets in particular.
Look around you, and then take a look at this infographic. I am pretty sure that you will be able to relate to how people seem to move around without being aware of their surroundings or what they’re doing, instead glued to a screen of some sort.
Sad, but true, no?
Still, we love zombies as much as you do, so here’s more: