Since I went for things made of metal skins and electrical guts last month when I wrote about weird robots, I decided to opt for warm-blooded carbon-based life forms this time around – so welcome to the December column on smart animals!
Now, we’re a dog family, and we have a golden retriever and two border collies. My partner just bought a puzzle for the dogs. It’s a wooden base with cups for treats, and sliding doors that move and hide the treats. The object is for the dog to slide the doors out of the way and get the treats inside. One of the stated purposes of the toy is to increase animal intelligence. Mind you, if the border collies get much smarter we’re in trouble. The golden? Well, that’s another story. Continue reading What Are The Animals Becoming?