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Happy Meat In A Very Small Box - Welcome To The Future - Cockulus Rift by Boondawg
Started on: 05-21-2014 10:15 PM
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In recent years, people have started to take animal welfare very seriously and slowly we are starting to see a change in the way that animals are treated. But what first springs to mind as a feasible idea to improve the lives of animals destined for human consumption? Bigger roaming areas? Free range? The Matrix? Wait… What?

An assistant professor in design at Iowa State University, Austin Stewart, has released ideas for a project named “Second Livestock” which involves tricking chickens into thinking that they are free range, while they are actually contained within small enclosures. This would be achieved by strapping virtual reality headsets onto farmed chickens. These “Cockulus Rift” headsets would therefore make the chickens believe that they are in a nicer, less stressful environment.



Is this a big joke? Well, kind of, but not necessarily a futile one. Stewart created this project in order to spur people into talking about animal welfare, and also as a kind of experiment to look at our relationship with technology, and of course to see how many people would actually believe that researchers intend on doing this. That being said, he told Techcrunch that he would be willing to work with anyone who is willing to offer their services to make it happen.

“In my presentations I try to present the project with an earnestness that makes the audience question whether or not it’s real,” Stewart told journalist Liz Dwyer. “Most people are on the ‘this is fake’ side of the fence until I announce that they will be able to try out the technology behind Second Livestock in a few minutes. It is pretty great to watch the faces of the audience at this moment.”


http://www.iflscience.com/p...lieve-they-roam-free

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Sheeple, line up for your "free range VR goggles". Not only is it mandatory, but failure to register, and you will be fined through the IRS. Failure to register, and we will know. We call upon your neighbors to turn in those that have not acclimated...
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I really thought this was going elsewhere with that title...
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I really thought this was going elsewhere with that title...


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Report this Post05-23-2014 08:25 AM Click Here to See the Profile for maryjaneSend a Private Message to maryjaneEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Didn't click the link but read what was pasted...

So, I gather it's ok to "mistreat" the poultry as long as they don't think/realize they are being mstreated..??..
It used to be known as looking at the world thru rose colored glasses.
Politicians, spouses, parents, and employers will quickly adopt this same strategy very quickly and.......--oh--wait--nevermind.

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Originally posted by maryjane:

Politicians, spouses, parents, and employers will quickly adopt this same strategy very quickly and.......--oh--wait--nevermind.



Exactly.
We alter our kids perception by telling them there's a Santa Claus...
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Report this Post05-24-2014 06:26 AM Click Here to See the Profile for carnut122Send a Private Message to carnut122Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
When I worked on the chicken farm, it was "confined meat in a very small cage." But, it still tasted like chicken.

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