The transfer of work and life to the digital space became commonplace during the pandemic, but not everyone was able to get used to virtual reality.
A video appeared on the network about a curious situation during a hearing in the United States, held in Zoom-format, reports The Guardian. A lawyer from Texas, Rod Ponton, involved in the trial, failed to turn off a filter installed on a computer by someone from his household, and appeared on the screen in the form of a touching kitten.
In the video, you can see Judge Roy Ferguson saying to Ponton, “I assume you have a filter turned on in your video settings. Perhaps you should... "His remark is interrupted by the frightened voice of the kitten-Ponton: "Can you hear me, judge? " Ferguson: “I can hear you. You seem to have a filter...", "Yes", - answers the Ponton kitten. - And I don't know how to take it off. I have an assistant here, she is also trying... But I am ready to continue... It's me. I'm not a cat". In response, Ferguson calmly says: "I see".
Judge Ferguson tried to learn a lesson from the curiosity: he posted a video on his Twitter and commented: “If a child has been on your computer before joining the virtual hearing, check the Video Zoom Options to make sure the filters are off. These funny moments are a byproduct of the justice system continuing to function despite difficult times. All those present treated it with dignity, and the “filtered” lawyer showed incredible charisma. Real professionalism!".