Saturday, April 14, 2007

Zookeeper, the monkeys are fragging each other!

I welcome our virtual ape overlords.
At 4, Bernas is not the computer wizard his mom is, but he is learning. Just the other day he used his lips and feet to play a game on the touch-screen monitor as his mom, Madu, swung from vines and climbed trees.

The two Sumatran orangutans are part of new Zoo Atlanta research that uses computer games to study the cognitive skills of the primates.

The best part? Visitors to the US zoo get to watch their every computer move.

The orangutans play the games on a touch screen built into a tree-like structure in the habitat to blend in with their environment. Visitors watch from a monitor in front of the orangutan exhibit.

Great, I already have to be humiliated by 12 year olds running circles around me in Counter Strike. A few years from now I'll be chainsawed by a monkey.


Thrillhous said...

Well, it's better than being slain by an elf.

ChrisV82 said...

Eh, you know they're just going to raise a generation of lazy simians that sit around all day stuffing their faces with cheese puffs.

Otto Man said...

Pffft. Everyone knows that orangutangs reached their peak of development when they learned to give redneck bikers the finger back in the '70s.