‘Apps For Apes’ a Program to Let Orangutans Use iPAD [VIDEO]
Just when you think you’ve heard it all, Apple’s iPad is proving to be just as popular among a different, and hairier, type of user.The Smithsonian’s National Zoo recently kicked off Apps for Apes, a program that lets orangutans use the iPad. I don’t know about you but when I hear this technology being used to stimulate the lives of our ape population I automatically think of the movie ‘Planet of the Apes’ where the apes became humanized.
The National Zoo offers more than 10 iPad apps that the orangutans can use, including musical instruments, drawing programs, and even games. As a few examples, one orangutan plays the drums on the tablet, another likes to play on a virtual piano, and a third enjoys a Koi Pond app that displays animated fish with music in the background.
So why do I feel like the apes are studying us instead of us studying them. What’s next? A website where Apes communicate through their own version of facebook instead called Apebook.
Here’s a quick look.