Hiding will be hard after the Zombie Apocalypse.
According to CBS News, researchers at Cornell University have published a report finding that the Rocky Mountains are the best place in the United States to hide during/after the Zombie Apocalypse.
Big cities like New York, not so much.
In “The Statistical Mechanic of Zombies”, which will be presented this week at the American Physical Society meeting in San Antonio, TX, researchers looked at
a full scale simulation of an outbreak in the United States, and discover that for ‘realistic’ parameters, we are largely doomed,” the study’s abstract said.
“Modeling zombies takes you through a lot of the techniques used to model real diseases, albeit in a fun context,” Cornell physics graduate student Alex Alemi told Phys.org.
The research team used various equations factoring in population and rate-of-infection to determine how and where a fictional zombie outbreak would spread across the U.S.
Basically, densely populated areas will go first after the zombie apocalypse, giving less populated areas a chance to prepare. The northern Rockies will do the best.
To us, the difference in Manhattan is that it is an island, so once you cut off all access by blowing up bridges and tunnels, no more new zombies wandering in.
And you have enormous buildings with great infrastructure, including alternative energy sources and uber-security.
Zombie Killing Stoners is set in one such building in lower Manhattan near the Brooklyn Bridge. Totally secure, with lots of infrastructure and tenants who are both well heeled and well armed.
We find that situation to be much more interesting. Hope you do too.