After Zombie Economics, Zombie Sociology

by Kieran Healy on October 31, 2010

It’s just a minor chest wound.



BillCinSD 11.01.10 at 1:13 am

Is that your radioactive power core, or are you just happy to eat some brains


Kieran 11.01.10 at 1:24 am



Daragh McDowell 11.01.10 at 1:40 am

What the hell is that? A mirror? A monitor?


odaiwai 11.01.10 at 1:49 am

That’s a variation on Ben Heck’s build your own portal shirt, right?


dr. bloor 11.01.10 at 3:00 am

It’s going to take a boatload of chickens to get your doc to take care of that.


ben w 11.01.10 at 6:17 am

Nah, you just stuff the chickens in the hole; problem solved.


tina 11.01.10 at 11:06 am

The tiny pink water bottle escaped from the attack unscathed. Whew!


Tim Wilkinson 11.01.10 at 12:00 pm

This frivolity cannot be permitted to stand. I must intervene to point out that implementation of the natural extension of this principle is already well under way and probably in operation in the battlefield. A propos not much, ‘adaptive camouflage’ was a mainstream enough concept to be featured in a Bond film a while ago.

The idea of course is to get enough emitters/outputs (with corresponding detectors/inputs) at a fine enough resolution to give all-round ‘optical bypass’. (Somewhere around here you insert the rather unexplicatory generic term ‘nano-technology’.) News stories about its development are commonplace on science & tech websites, but of course the actual state of its development is likely to be secret given its military applications (anyone care to issue a rebuttal before smirking?).

There are even videos purporting to show it in operation, and if they turned out to be veracious, that would not be a particularly remarkable fact, any more than reports of lasered corpses, etc., are. Right-wingers who praise military research as providing the cutting edge of technology should be the first to accept that combat technology is almost certainly much, much futher developed than one might unreflectively suppose.

(Of course those preoccupied with speculative research into secret weaponry may well be sublimating something or other – but on the relevant theories, pretty much everyone is always sublimating stuff, so we’d better not make the mistake of thinking that’s relevant to the matter of what is actually true; not in any way that trumps ordinary concerns about weight of evidence, etc. See also ‘paranoid conspiracy theories’.)


Alex 11.01.10 at 12:32 pm

There are perfectly good adaptive camouflage solutions that are operational today. It’s just that humans don’t have them yet.


Ingrid 11.01.10 at 8:33 pm

You. Are. Bloody. Scary.
Halloween or no halloween.


Miracle Max 11.03.10 at 2:16 pm

We see through you.


David 11.04.10 at 12:53 pm

wHoly Healy!

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