What Do Dystopian Movies About Alien Viruses Have In Common With This All-Too-Real Map?

We’re all for free enterprise, but isn’t this GIF mapping Wal-Mart openings since 1962 kind of … terrifying in an alien-invasionkind of way? It's even scarier when you think about the local businesses affected by every single dot. (Consider this: In 2006, when a Chicago Wal-Mart opened, a quarter of the small businesses within a four-mile radius closed.)