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Video: Researchers develop virtual reality system for chickens

An Iowa assistant professor has created the first virtual reality system for chickens - and said it could allow battery hens to experience life in an open field. But there is more to it than meets either the eye. Both ours, and those of the chickens. Austin Stewart at Iowa State University is running the project as a sort of social experiment to see if (a) anyone buys it as straightforwardly real and (b) to examine our relationship with technology, and our own obsession with finding new ways to merge with the singularity. So yes, it's a joke. But not necessarily a pointless one. Credit: Vimeo/Austin Stewart


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