Photographs have appeared on social media showing cows equipped with virtual reality headsets to make them feel better.
A Russian farm near Moscow announced in 2019 that it was testing a method to calm the cows and relax their anxiety by pretending they were elsewhere.
Although they could not physically transport the cattle, they did the next best. RusMoloko cows had VR headphones that showed a color scheme focused on red.
This helped mimic the shadows of summer and gave them the impression that they were in a field.
Announcing the program, a spokesman for the Moscow Ministry of Agriculture said: “Virtual reality architects created a unique summer field simulation program based on numerous studies showing that cows are better at perceiving red tones. than the green and blue tones in the color spectrum “.
They went on to say that initial tests of the technology have yielded surprisingly good results.
The spokesman added: “During the first test, experts recorded a decrease in anxiety and an increase in the herd’s overall emotional mood.
“The impact of virtual reality glasses on milk production will be demonstrated through a comprehensive study.”
Since then, the photos have gone viral on social media and many people point out how similar it is The matrix, but obviously this time it’s called The Mootrix.
One person wrote funny on Reddit: “You take the short grass, the story ends, you wake up in the pasture and you believe what you want to believe. You take the long grass, you stay in wonderland and I show you the depth of the human the hole goes “.
Another added: “With the sequels The Mootrix Reuddered and The Mootrix Ruminations.”
A third said, “Unfortunately, no one can tell you what the Mootrix is. You have to milk it for yourselves.”
Of course, the film about this strange situation would include a character named Moopheus.
But aside from all the jokes, it presents a confronted reality of how agriculture could be carried out in the future. If the animals think they are somewhere else and are happy and relaxed, some proponents argue that this is an innovative step forward.
However, as with The matrix, there is always the possibility of what happens when the cows finally “wake up”.