The future of design: texting cows and life-saving toilets

This cow could be texting you soon. Using emooticons, no doubt…

Immense pleasure might be derived from Moocall, a device that allows cows to send text messages to farmers. Not of the “Set me free” or “Stop squeezing so hard” kind, but an auto-alert along the lines of “COME QUICK, I’M HAVING BABIES!” Moocall simply slips on to a cow’s tail and, using gesture- recognition technology, summons the farmer when calving is imminent, saving valuable hours of hanging around waiting for the drama to start.

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