Did you ever imagine that one day even a donkey, which is considered to be dud animal, would go high-tech one day? This has been possible by Kfar Kedem, which is a historic park in northern Israel, recently turned five of the park’s 30 donkeys into historically inaccurate, living, walking, Wi-Fi hotspots. While enjoying your ride on donkeys in this park, you can work on your tablet as you can also get 4G access.
“Our village has 30 donkeys, and we’ve equipped the first five with wireless routers that are attached to the donkey’s body,” the park’s founder, Menachem Goldberg, told the Times of Israel. “In the future we’ll consider equipping all of the donkeys with the necessary apparatuses as necessary.”
It may sound strange but the most condemned donkeys have been helping people with their work for thousand of years and in countries like India and Pakistan etc., they are still used to carry luggage in hilly areas and commercial goods where other modes of transport are not available.
The Wi-Fi-equipped donkeys wear a router around their necks in what looks like a little feed pouch to keep the historical vibe going, according to the Associated Press. Some people may criticise the Wi-Fi donkeys as symbolic of our culture’s addiction to a constantly connected lifestyle but you should appreciate Goldberg’s innovative idea for capitalizing on a great viral marketing and social media opportunity.
His Wi-Fi donkeys will make it easier for visitors to Kfar Kedem to upload pictures of themselves at the village to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, which might convince other people to come and check out the village themselves.
In today’s fast paced world, you can utilise technology to any extent to make your plan successful. This is the plus point of technolgy if it is used for rightful causes and dangerous if it is used for disruptive causes.