Virtual reality for chickens. Let's call it Oclucklus Rift.
The Second Livestock project aims to develop a virtual reality headset for chickens, giving the farm birds a feeling of living free range to improve their mental well-being. The virtual experience will let chickens explore digital environments outside of their cage, while motion tracking will allow them to peck for bugs.
“There’s waving grass, a few trees and some artificial intelligence chickens wandering around as well," says Austin Stewart, creator of the project.
Okay, so Stewart's proposal is more of a social experiment than anything, but Lamarr Wilson can't help but wonder if Oculus-enabled chickens would taste better. Check out the video above for his thoughts on this and more in this week's Socially Awkward.
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