Oh, *Science* with your cute way of facilitating dystopic end-games for mankind that was once only the realm of sci-fi! The human overseers of Miami's Jungle Island are now providing their orangutans with iPads in order to communicate better. Strangely, the primates have quickly taken to the Apple products, displaying a high level of intelligence never-before witnessed. Strange, perhaps, but not surprising to this guy:
Using software originally designed for humans with autism, the iPads give the animals another avenue of communication in addition to sign-language. The screen displays various images, and the orangutans can press the appropriate button to answer simple questions...even give accurate health reports so their trainers can take better care of them! And it has been observed that the younger orangutans are much more interested in the devices than their older counterparts (who, we would assume, have stuck with their PCs and swear by them).
The iPads-for-primates push is not limited to Jungle Island, as a proposed "Apps For Apes" program -- that would utilize donated pre-owned iPads -- would allow orangutans across North America to contact each other through video-conferencing and refine their plot for world domination. I kid, I kid. Well, I'm not kidding about the whole primate-Skype thing. They are definitely going to do that. But I'm sure they're going to be totally cool-sauce about it.