When in Rome, roam. When in Tokyo… blog, I guess.
I went to Odaiba in Tokyo today with the wife. It’s a harbor-front area with a few shopping malls and a quaint little beach. It’s also an artificial island that was built for defensive purposes back in the 1850s. Got me thinking, when the zombie apocalypse happens (and I’m sure it will), an artificial island would be pretty useful!
There would be one heavily-armed bridge and gate; the only way in and out on land. Hunting and scouting parties would go out, do their thing, then return to the island after clearing some serious security and health checks. Any survivors wanting in would also have to go through these checks.
A working society would be living behind the gates, safely surrounded by water. The island would have schools, hospitals, law enforcement, a local government, and everything else a mini-city would need. Supplies would get shipped in and out by ship. The dock would be just a heavily fortified as the bridge and all crew and supplies would be carefully screened before gaining entry onto the island.
Solar and wind energy would power the island. Greenhouse farming would provide the primary food source. The initial seeds would have to be cultivated by scouting parties, outside the island. Fishing and hunting would also provide food, but anything caught would have to be tested for bacteria and viruses (particularly the zombie virus).
Military and survival training would have to be conducted on the island. When a sufficient and willing force is trained, the army would leave the island to secure any strategic areas in the island’s vicinity, such as manufacturing plants and refineries.
Building the island would be the biggest challenge, as its builders and citizens would have to find an area with the proper supplies and tools readily available. Not to mention that the area would have to be pretty much zombie-free! Something that might be a little hard to come by during the zombie apocalypse.
Yup, this is what I think about when I’m out on a nice day with the wife :)
Below are some pics!
Enjoy Scene 2 – “Last Human Left! …?”!