by Jeff Berwick
An end-of-the-world apocalypse.
One of the greatest fears of humanity, closely described in the Book of Revelation and visually imagined by countless Hollywood movies.
Close, but not quite, like Mad Max, which is said to play off in 2021.
VERY much like I Am Legend, also set in 2021, in which Will Smith and his dog are the only survivors from a zombie apocalypse caused by a genetically engineered virus and/or failed vaccinations.
Farfetched? Actually, scientists believe a zombie outbreak could happen. And while it’s hard to believe the dead would rise and feed on the living, experts do think that a parasite could affect the brain – such as a parasite known by its scientific name Toxoplasma gondii, a protozoan that is known to infect the brains of rodents.
Or a virus could evolve.