In the span of a week or so, Pokemon Go has swept into the public’s consciousness, igniting excitement in those playing it- not just kids- and contempt from those who “got no time for people wandering the land staring at their phones”.
The game uses augmented reality and GPS tracking to locate and superimpose Pokemon characters into real world scenarios, forcing players outdoors in search of the pocket monsters.
The app uses your smartphone camera, with the creature overlaid on top of the camera’s view so it looks like it appears in the real world.
Count Stampeder Qb Bo Levi Mitchell a fan even if just for the health benefits he’s noticed
People can talk down on this @Pokemon Go app, but I've seen more kids walking, riding bikes around the neighbourhood more than I ever have
— Bo Levi Mitchell (@BoLeviMitchell) July 14, 2016
Whether it’s a new game or activity, in this connected world fads seem to hit tremendously big and faster than ever before.
I get the feeling Pokemon Go may fade just as fast though when data bills start arriving.