How do you decide where to go in a zombie apocalypse? – David Hunter

How do you decide where to go in a zombie apocalypse? – David Hunter


Translator: Andrea McDonough
Reviewer: Jessica Ruby
Worst case scenario:
zombie apocalypse.
How will you survive?
You might be surprised to find out
how much geography skills can help you fend off doom.
By geography, I mean analyzing the world around you.
One geographic concept that could really help you out
in a zombie apocalypse is movement.
So, first, what moves?
People move,
animals move,
and, while sometimes slowly,
zombies move as well.
But that’s not all.
Goods move, too.
Goods can be resources,
such as food supplies
and weapons.
People or zombies tend to move these.
So, if you see a big pile of zombie supplies
where there wasn’t one before,
you’re probably on the trail.
Ideas also move.
Ideas can include entertainment,
zombie movies,
news and information
about zombie attacks,
and architecture,
or how to build a safe shelter.
And, second, why do people or zombies move?
When people, animals, or zombies move,
it’s called migration.
Two concepts that affect migration
are push and pull factors.
Push factors will make you want to leave somewhere.
Pull factors make you want to go to a place.
A lack of resources,
unstable economy,
or high crime rate
might be push factors making people want to move.
Nice weather,
a good economy,
or lots of resources
would be pull factors for lots of people,
enticing them to move.
While zombies are definitely a push factor for humans,
a city full of people would be a pull factor for
hungry zombies who want to eat humans.
There are some things that make movement
easier for people or zombies.
Waterways and highways can make traveling faster.
Moving across clear, open space
is easier than a tough terrain.
And just as land forms can create boundaries
that affect movement,
so can political boundaries,
like a border gate, for example.
So, how can you analyze these movement factors
to help your chance of survival?
There are three basic steps.
One – identify the points or locations to analyze.
What are your options?
Two – find what connects them.
Are there highways, waterways, or open land?
And three – find the patterns of movement
that happen over that connection.
Do people or goods move across it?
By comparing relationships between different places,
you can see what connections they have.
For example, pick two cities.
Look at the highway connecting them.
If people use that highway to commute to work,
those cities have a strong relationship.
But this other city over here
doesn’t have a direct connection to the other cities.
There’s even a river in the way.
It doesn’t have as strong of a relationship.
If a zombie outbreak started here,
which city would you rather start out in?
Where would you flee to?
So, how do you decide where to go in a zombie apocalypse?
Do you just run in a random direction?
Or do you use your geographic skills
to lead your camp of survivors to safety?
If you want to stay alive,
it helps to understand how and why we move.

100 thoughts on “How do you decide where to go in a zombie apocalypse? – David Hunter”

  1. i will not like to live in contries that are over populated come to new zealand you will be safe

  2. I feel that maybe someone was sick or something at Ted ed so that's why they made a weak vedio without actually knowledge. Or maybe it's for writing a book?

  3. I thought this was gonna be another riddle quiz videos, i was wrong

    On the positive side, i love the add in zombie voice gimmick

  4. This video was seriously disappointing. I had expected it to say the best place to go but instead it started to talk about migration.It also taught us nothing,even if Ted-Ed is supposed to be educational.

  5. amazing.
    first reaction : why is ted ed covering the zombie apocalypse? they’re usually pretty factual. iS THERE A REPORT THAT MAKES THIS RELEVANT 😰😰??
    after watching: goddamn they made geography (mobilization) interesting by using zombies. brilliant

  6. has anyone ever thought that maybe the zombies never got to do something that they reeeaaaally wanted to do so thats why they're back? like what if they wanted to ride a roller coaster but never got to?
    but yeah if they kill someone then follow this videos advice

  7. 1. Get eaten by a zombie
    2. Your a zombie
    3. Eat ppl until everyone’s a zombie
    4. Eat all the zombies
    5. You survived!

  8. Yeah we move but are we fast enough to move though? If a zombie apocalypse would happen it's mostly gonna be infected not undead so they might run or sprint aswell, the virus might mutate,how about an airborne zombie virus that infects animals and humans.

  9. Middle schoolers: When would I ever need geography skills?
    also middle schoolers: What should I do during a zombie apocalypse?

  10. If I'm a sniper I'm just gonna go somewhere high with tons of goods and just

    pew pew pew pew

    edit:Also bullets

  11. All you need is an AK-47 with infinite ammos and infinite food and water and a safe house and you are done

  12. Zombies in 97% movies : Smartness:0, Sneak:0
    Zombies in real life: Awake
    We: aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh
    Zombies in real life: YOU EAT ALL THE BEANS N**

    : Smartness:100, Sneak:0

  13. I think the reason why this video is just about migrating and not on where to exactly go in a zombie apocalypse, is because the zombies might have knowledge of this video and will know where to find humans if ever. That's what you call prevention

  14. Think Zombies are smart enough to use a ladder? I think even just having a trapdoor on the top of a ladder with the zombies below is enough since they won't be able to muster enough force on the trapdoor above it.

  15. 1)clear out the surrounding area of plants/trees etc…
    2)get a post hole digger and dig as many 1 foot holes in this "flat" area.
    3)zombies stuck in holes(in ground), kill them.
    4) at the minimum it will break their ankles and legs and make them know as "ground/dirt draggers".

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