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Monday, 18 July 2016

Go Again

So this Pokemon app is getting bigger. this happened in Central Park recently when word got out that there was a rare Pokemon all over the area.


What I find interesting about this is the reactions of the public. They range from hilarity and jealousy over not having been there themselves to doomsday lamentations. Just in case you were thinking otherwise, the fact that this pointless game has taken over the world is not an indication of the de-evolution of the world.



I totally agree that the points this person raises are conversations that need to be had. But not all the time. The world needs just as much of this as it does of that. As soon as the balance tips too far one way or the other, that's when it becomes a problem.

Contradictively though, there's just no way I can get behind the popularity of the Kardashians.

10 comments:

  1. I would never do this because I don't have a Phone that can find these things. I don't think I would do it anyway but it's a Fun way to be part of the world going crazy for this thing. It reminds me of the old fashioned scavenger hunt

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    1. I've been saying that is been ages since I've just blindly, whole-heartedly jumped on board with mass mentality. I've missed it.

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  2. It's good that people have something to take their minds off the troubles of the world.

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    1. Or even just their own problems. I've often found myself just not caring that I have reports due etc.

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  3. I am glad people can find ways to have fun. Life can be very rough and if people can find a little happiness in silly ways, that is good.

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    1. Nintendo are doing the world a service ;)

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  4. That is just crazy.
    I understand that person's point. We do need to look up from our phones and engage now and then. But it is all in fun and it gets people out of the house.

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    1. I certainly understand where he's coming from, I just think he doesn't see the whole picture. He sees socialising as having gone extinct rather than having evolved into something different.

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  5. It's funny how people will take something like this and only focus on the bad. I mean, that guy does realize this has encouraged socializing, right?

    For the past week, I've been enjoying the weather and writing on my balcony, and I constantly see small groups of people (not just kids) wandering around my neighborhood. Groups. They're doing this together. Not just that, but when multiple groups bump into each other, or even just when one player bumps into another, one of them will ask, "Hey, are you playing Pokemon Go?" and when the other one says yes I am, they start talking about it enthusiastically. Some even trade. Voila - socializing! I would say that beats a lazy, impersonal 'Like' on Facebook any day.

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    1. Absolutely. I've been invited to Pokemon-themed Facebook events including a pub crawl.

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