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Oculus Rift for chickens?

•, Robin Burks

ï»According to Iowa State University assistant professor Austin Stewart, VR could give chickens that arent free-range the ability to explore free ranges in a virtual world. Because why should humans have all the fun, right?

Yes, the idea sounds ridiculous, and that is part of Stewarts point. He wants us to take a look at tech from a unique perspective and perhaps ask questions about just how good virtual reality is for us. On the other hand, the idea is sort of brilliant, too, and Stewart agreed to move forward on it, if any offers come in. In a world where space is at a premium, imagine raising chickens in the city, and giving them VR that makes them believe theyre actually on a nice farm somewhere and free to roam wherever they want.


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