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The definition of zombie must evolve to include the emergence of phenomenon created in the digital age. "Zombie" must include machine networks or cyborg Multi-Agent Systems, drone robots and other unmanned or autonomous machines, and malicious software and zombie bots in cyberspace, in addition to the typical humans undergoing demonic possession, psychopharmacologically induced psychosis or virulent biologically transmitted diseases.

The term Zombie therefore refers to the observed behavior or presentation, rather then to the etiology of the disorder. The term "zombie" primarily refers to the continued or spontaneous malicious operation of a system, biological or machine, that appears to approximate functions under human operation but lacks the soul, willpower or humanity, typically present during the operation.


Zombies may be non-biological entities, Multi-Agent systems, killer robots or crazed undead humans. The important aspect of a zombie is that it is a malicious, parasitic predator without a conscience or ability to make free decisions. A shell with the ability to act, but without the ability to choose.
Unawareness and a lack of free will are key concepts of the biological form of zombie disorder. The common threads present in any of these definitions of zombie include Mindlessness - unthinking, unquestioning, compliant, Parasitic - requires host system, Bereft of self awareness or consciousness - a key lack of humanity or life essence, Performs malicious tasks - computer viruses, Predator drones and undead humans all preform malign tasks disruptive to humans, Under malign remote control or malicious per-defined autonomy - lack of free will, conscience or willpower, Host is unaware of zombie behavior - ignorance of effect on society and a lack of consciousness of its place in the larger Multi-Agent System. Go Teame!
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COMMUNITY CORRESPONDENCE: Jay Stanley, Senior Policy Analyst Speech, Privacy and Technology Program Editor, Free Future blog The American Civil Liberties Union, responds to Teame Zazzu
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"I am especially interested in the state of automated location-trail tracking technology, and it would be great if I could point people to evidence that the state of the art is already advanced."


ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE INFANTRY EXERCISES-- AFTER ACTION REVIEW: Tactically, the collapse of MAD theory results in diminished effectiveness when utilizing standard law enforcement methodology as a deterrent against zombies. The propensity to attack the target despite mutually assured destruction (MAD) implies that zombie behavior is better approximated by terrorist or guerrilla psychopathology.
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Initial findings indicate that two man teams of light infantry appear optimally mobile and effective when engaged in highly saturated urban operational areas. Limiting contact to low-kinetic engagements is key to avoid being overrun. Small arms, blood borne pathogen protection and a sword are essential equipment. Constant movement with covering-fire formation as well as aggressive violence-of-action are essential in maintaining the initiative and controlling infantry maneuvers.


COMMUNITY CORRESPONDENCE: U.S. Senator Rand Paul to Teame Zazzu
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"Although the U.S. military has successfully used drones overseas for years, law enforcement at every level is starting to expand their use here in the United States. Federal agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security use drones in order to monitor and crackdown on illegal border crossings. Other federal uses of drones are less defensible..."


MACHINE MULTI-AGENT SYSTEM AS CYBORG MACRO-ORGANISM
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Humans and Machines - robots, computers, software, vehicles, power grids, drones - now form an energy-dependent Cyborg Macro-organism capable of defending itself and propagating. This modern global machine Multi-Agent System engages in a symbiotic relationship with humans to meet the machine challenges of energy demand, fossil fuel dependency, resource-driven conflict and ultimately the further propagation of energy-dependent machines and industrialization.


COMMUNITY CORRESPONDENCE: Mark Udall U.S. Senator, Colorado, to Teame Zazzu
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" As a member of the Senate Armed Services and the Intelligence committees, I share your concerns about protecting the privacy and personal information of all Americans. Especially with recent advances in geolocation technology making it increasingly easy to secretly track the movements and whereabouts of individual Americans on an ongoing, 24/7 basis, we need to ensure that the law keeps up with these advances in technology."


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