Imagine for a moment being transported into a survivalist, post-apocalyptic world similar to that of AMC’s horror drama series “The Walking Dead.” There’s only one twist to our side of this critically-acclaimed series – in our version, there is Internet connectivity.
Having said that, here are some tips that Rick Grimes and Co. could surely benefit from had they lived in this alternative, Internet-connected universe and, more importantly, if they were empowered by conferencing services:
Connect Multiple Locations Instantly
Whether you’re like Maggie and Glen and sleep in the guard tower or reside in cell block A, B or C, the entire community of people who call season four’s prison home could instantly connect, communicate and strategize without having to take one step outside via conference calls. As Hershel says, “You step outside, you risk your life.” There would be no need to risk your life if the whole gang could engage in pertinent zombie-related information from inside the well-protected facility.
Send Urgent Messages in Real-Time
In the show’s pilot episode, Rick leaves the mysterious Morgan behind, but before doing so he gives him a walkie-talkie and tells Morgan that he’ll turn it on once a day for a few minutes so that they can speak. Not only does Rick never hear from Morgan, but the quality is horrible (this goes for the system set up in the group’s original camp in season one, too). With conference calls, geographic disparity is no longer an issue and communication is made crystal clear. Who knows, if the gang had conferencing services, things might have ended up very differently for Morgan and his son.
Unite with Survivalists Worldwide
Perhaps the most grueling thing about The Walking Dead is the thought of how many other survivors exist in the world besides Rick and his crew. In a post-apocalyptic world, conferencing calls would come in handy to communicate with those overseas, as well as experts in the medical field. Jumping on a conference call would be a great way to overcome logistical barriers that could stand in the way.
As Carol says, “You either kill the dead, or die and kill the living.” Conferencing services would ensure that when zombies attack, anyone stuck in our post-apocalyptic world would become part of the former.