12 Monkeys and the War of the Worlds

Reading this article about an outbreak of the Marburg Virus in Angola (Handshakes Out as Marburg Virus Stalks Angola) got me thinking of the movie 12 Monkeys and the War of the Worlds. In 12 Monkeys humanity was forced below ground by a virus, while in the War of the Worlds humanity was saved by a virus.

In this ever shrinking world where people travel to every corner of the earth how long will it be before someone inadvertently carries/spreads a deadly disease to the 4 corners of the world. Will we, the world, be able to handle such an outbreak on a massive scale? While our leaders worry about man made terrorism we are still vulnerable to mother nature exacting a price upon the human race. As our knowledge and power increases at an exponential rate sometimes nature show who’s still in charge, and that we have a long way to go to become the boss.