This Cutting-Edge Simulator Is How North Korea Trains the Farmers of the Future

Somehow North Korea has been unfairly stereotyped as a nation that's behind the times—unwilling to adopt new technologies that could improve the country. But as this image clearly illustrates, that's simply not the case.

This student, presumably studying farming at the Samjiyon Schoolchildren's Palace in Samjiyon, North Korea, hones his plowing prowess on one of the school's fine tractor simulators. You think you're going to find a glorious 15-inch CRT monitor and a full QWERTY keyboard on an American tractor? Well think again. [MSNBC via Buzzfeed]

Image by David Guttenfelder/Associated Press