Learning about animals never been so cool than in the proper zoo. There have been a lot of animal tech advances that focuses into help them stay more comfortable in captivity.
However, since with zoo animals we practically can only see by far most of the animals, whether because they are wild or from habit elements like water: is it worth to keep them caged apart?
The subject of an animal in captivity is a whole conflict. On one side, it can contribute, and has been quite, when the catch is for scientist study purposes and maintenance of the species, and they will eventually be freed.
Nevertheless, it is not a secret that animals often get trapped for fashion evil purposes, extinguishing them no matter what the cost. In the half of those two, right off the borderline, we encounter zoo animals, which in spite of the zoo’s teaching intentions, many times can be seen as just mannequins in a showcase.
Just Like Houdini Acts
SEE HOW MAN AIMS TO RESURRECT EXTINCT ANIMALS
What if technologies could balance that the risk of visitors to zoos is null and that animals can live freely in their natural habitat? What if the zoo animals like whales could swim from the Arctic to the Antarctic Ocean and at the schoolyard at the same time?
What if elephant’s ears’ large surface area that helps radiate excess heat under the harsh African sun could relax at the pool on the high school’s gym?
As did say Lennon “you may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one”: Magic Leap, the mysterious startup is on!
The proposal is for Augmented Reality Holograms that would allow children to approach animals without suffering any danger, such as the events that have sparked last year at the Cincinnati Zoo where a gorilla died in order to save an infant life.
7D, Because 3D is too Mainstream for zoo animals
Entrepreneurs, owners of zoos, claim that without the existence of such enclosures, people could never see animals so closely —And I guess they have a point.
Now if you read between the lines, they just told us about ‘seeing’… So, what’s the difference between seeing a real animal at a distance and a holographic animal? Well, today there’s not much difference at all!
Thereby the answer is 7D: a technology that projects, interactive graphs along with what people see naturally, using what they call a digitized dynamic light field signal.
Developers have caught on to the fact that you don’t actually need the real thing to offer the same experience you’d get at a typical zoo, in fact, you can provide something a bit more spectacular.
In the following preview video, you can appreciate the 7D proximity that would be with the animals, without making them go through mistreatment, remove them from their natural habitat, or endanger visitors.
We are in an exponential technological growth period right now with new gadgets popping up daily along with devices designed to make our lives easier, if not better. From now on will be inclined to technology and conservatism to stop exhibiting captive wildlife permanently, giving a welcome to what we could baptize as EcoZoos, sounds nice, isn’t it?