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Cows Are Being Put in VR Headsets to Produce Better Milk

Cows Are Being Put in VR Headsets to Produce Better Milk | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
“Experts noted reduced anxiety and improved overall emotional mood in the herd. Examples of dairy farms from different countries show that in a calm atmosphere, the quantity, and sometimes the quality, of milk increases markedly," the statement read. 

They also noted that local farms are already playing classical music to cows during the winter months to boost their spirits. That already "has a positive effect on milk flow.” 

Researchers will continue the experiment in a long-term study, and the developers are reportedly happy to expand the project to other farms if it proves successful.  
Al Cannistra's insight:

Oh lordy, are the Russians meddling again? VR to make cows happy so they produce more milk? Jury is still out and until then, the question remains – is this story a bunch of bull?

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VR hardware sales are about to skyrocket

VR hardware sales are about to skyrocket | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
Shipments of virtual reality hardware will "skyrocket" this year and keep climbing through 2020, market analyst IDC said.
Al Cannistra's insight:

heads up - look for things that go under the Christmas tree  :-)

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Mark Zuckerberg just signed the death warrant for the smartphone

Mark Zuckerberg just signed the death warrant for the smartphone | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
It's no secret that Mark Zuckerberg is pinning Facebook's future prospects on augmented reality — technology that overlays digital imagery onto the real world, like Snapchat's signature camera filters.
Al Cannistra's insight:

maybe the holodeck will be here sooner rather than later?

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