Reportedly, if you're one of those people that lies awake at night "worrying about a massive assault by the undead" you can now rest a bit easier. A California security firm, HALO, now provides anti-zombie training. The training is, of course, tongue-in-cheek, yet it drives home the message that "Americans must be ready for any emergency -- even the kind that, hypothetically, could stem from a brain-eating virus pandemic."
Next month, his outfit will incorporate -- no kidding -- zombies into a disaster-crisis scenario at the company's annual Counter-Terrorism Summit in San Diego, a five-day event providing hands-on training, realistic demonstrations, lectures and classes geared to more than 1,000 military personnel, law enforcement officials, medical experts, and state and federal government workers.
HALO will take over the 44-acre Paradise Point resort in the city's popular Mission Bay and create a series of terrorist scenarios, with immersive Hollywood sets including a Middle Eastern village and a pirates' haven. Retired Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden, a former CIA and National Security Agency director, and Mexico Interior Secretary Alejandro Poiré Romero will speak during the summit, which runs Oct. 30 to Nov. 2.
Barker calls the scenario "Zombie Apocalypse." That phrase took off last year after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention unveiled a campaign aimed at underscoring the importance of being prepared for major emergencies, natural disasters and pandemics.
|Adult Baby Wet-in-Diapers Only Hyponsis CD|
|friendfracker: Randomly Deletes Facebook Friends|
|Lost Dalek, if Found Please Call Dr. Who|
|Note to high school girls: Wear panties on picture day|
|“What jobs will be created and what jobs will disappear?”|
|Gira Lab Universal Timer|
|Japanese Robot Serves Ice Cream From Inside a Vending Machine|
|How to Avoid Jury Duty|
|“Long live the instant gratification economy—and the increasingly sophisticated technology that’s enabling it.”|
|CaptchaTweet: Write Tweets in Captcha Form|
|Why, Typewriters Are Alive and Well, Thank you|
|Boston Dynamics' Robot does Parkour|
|“Computer algorithms increasingly control and decide our future.”|
|“Authoritarianism depends upon people getting used to hearing the things that they want to hear.”|
|The (Very Scary) People of Public Transit|
|“Robots are key to a new wave of local agriculture.”|