The Network didn't go away.
The blank Oliver found someone to take care of him.
The Network is run by Paul
Gary's new crawl will bring humanity to a new golden age.
Gary gets killed in the last scene.
The Network was created by assistants to the Incubators, or perhaps it was the other way around.
Humanity will eventually recover and make their way to the galactic community on their own. And they're going to be pissed.Odds are good that after the immediate setback shown in the epilogue, humanity will eventually be able to get communications back up and regain some of the technology lost when the Network left. With information given by survivors like Gary and Andy as well as any information the surviving Blanks can offer, humanity as a whole will soon know about the Network and what they've done. This will likely take years, of course. And afterward humanity's focus will be on things like rebuilding society, gathering information, getting technology back on track, taking account of the dead, figuring out what to do with the Blanks, etc. But mankind will now know that there is intelligent life on other worlds. Intelligent life that is not only capable of causing us great harm, but already has. Intelligent life that manipulated and killed thousands in a very clumsy attempt to indoctrinate us. Intelligent life that knocked mankind back to the Dark Ages, resulting in even more deaths, as part of what amounts to a tantrum. I imagine that once things have stabilized, humanity is going to unite behind a second space race and pour most of their resources into developing space travel. This amount of support will see mankind's quick advancement into space exploration. Maybe even more quickly depending on whether or not the Network left behind any technology that could be reverse-engineered or if the Blanks have any useful information on their creators they can share. It will probably take decades or even centuries, but eventually mankind will find its way to the Network and their galactic community, having become a force to be reckoned with on their own terms, even as a race of "fuck-ups". And they will remember what the Network did to them. In short, congratulations Network! You did manage to get humanity to be a part of the Galactic Community! Just not quite the way you intended.
Everything after Gary drinks the leftover beer at The Famous Cock is a hallucination on his part.
The Network didn't destroy the world's technology out of spite. It simply left.
The Network leaving shut down all current electrical devices (a worldwide EMP); it will not affect the creation of new onesBasically, they didn't set humanity back to the Dark Ages, just to the 1700's or so. Rebuilding is still doable. It's not like they can stop simple mechanical devices, except maybe making them auto-rust.
The Cornetto Trilogy takes place in multiple universes, and the Network is present in all three.In Shaun of the Dead it's never specifically revealed how the zombie apocalypse started, which leaves room for plenty of wild mass guessing. At the beginning, we're shown that over-reliance on technology (phones) has already transformed us into zombies before the outbreak. The virus was actually transmitted via the telephones! The Network created the phones and the technology and were doing experiments on the communication grid to see if mobiles could be used to alter the mindset of users, but the experiment went horribly wrong and created an army of flesh eaters. In Hot Fuzz Frank is lying about his wife's death. She was the first person in Sandford to be made a blank, and after Frank destroyed her he and everyone else got really obsessed with having a town that would please the Network, thus no more mulching. They got so obsessed that, unbeknownst to their alien overlords, they were resorting to murderous means to keep order. It's a crazy theory with loads of holes, but this troper thinks it makes things more fun.
The Worlds End is an alternate universe SkylineBlue light is bad.