I recall that character in the book. I read them both. It would be hard to turn off. My question is, would we have to turn it off? If the plague goes world wide .gov will be decimated. I see a future more like Reign of Fire. Just substitute dragons with zeds. There is no government except for self rule in minor cities and strongholds. If you are outside you are on your own and life is a gamble at best. I don't believe any current .gov around the world is strong enough to survive a Zpoc. Not the way they run things currently. If a Zpoc struck right this minute do you know how many stinky zeds would be flooding Wall St?
People will learn to barter and trade. The Free Market will be trully free. those who abuse others won't be tolerated. Those who abuse themselves won't last long either. Many people with habdicaps and diseases that need constant care will not be around. Of those people who do survive, will have found ways to get things done. They will be the one that worked twice as hard as anyone else and they wil be thw freeest of all.