Oculus Rift made the news last week for what’s being called an original idea from a university professor / developer — putting chickens in a virtual barnyard while each are actually in an industrial chicken factory wearing a headset: http://www.socaltech.com/latest_oculus_rift_idea_the_matrix_but_for_chickens/s-0055074.html The concept isn’t actually new… back in 2003 an animal rights activist organization released a video called TheMeatrix which is pretty disturbing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEkc70ztOrc&sns=em I’d want to distance myself from this v. r. application if I were O. R.

Oculus Rift made the news last week for what’s being called an original idea from a university professor / developer — putting chickens in a virtual barnyard while each are actually in an industrial chicken factory wearing a headset:

http://www.socaltech.com/latest_oculus_rift_idea_the_matrix_but_for_chickens/s-0055074.html

The concept isn’t actually new… back in 2003 an animal rights activist organization released a video called TheMeatrix which is pretty disturbing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEkc70ztOrc&sns=em

I’d want to distance myself from this v. r. application if I were O. R.