By: Nicholas Omana
For quite some time, we have been entertained by the fictional depictions of the approaching “Zombie Apocalypse”, rife with images of the staggering undead wandering the streets in search of fresh brains, feasting off the living to sustain their never ending, never sated desire for more brains while growing their ranks!
Well, take a moment to look around. On the streets you’ll see countless individuals wandering the streets, transfixed to the pixelated screens clutched in their hands, mindlessly meandering the walkways unaware of those around them. In the same manner that a bite from a zombie will infect you, with little choice but to become a zombie yourself, we download apps that further pull us into that virtual world and insidiously extricate us from the real world.
The “Cyber Apocalypse” is much more real and, in that regard, much more terrifying and truly dangerous than the fictional threat, because this IS happening right now and most of us aren’t even aware we have been infected.
If you feel that you may have been exposed to the virus, take some simple steps to save yourself. First, delete any apps that have become a time waster and isolate you from human interaction. Second, think before you get on your device; “Is this really the best use of my time?”. Third, throw your device out the window…okay, maybe a little over the top, but you get the idea; don’t mindlessly engage in cyber chatter in a similar manner that a chain-smoker lights up their next cancer stick.
Once you have managed to determine you are not a carrier, bond with other uninfected people and try to reestablish the realm of real time, face to face human interaction. (Sounds like the plot for a great TV series, huh?)
Good luck to us all!!!