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Pokémon Go Isn't Destroying Society...

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posted on Jul, 14 2016 @ 02:27 AM
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a reply to: MystikMushroom

You got it from a 3rd party app?

Perhaps?


edit on 14-7-2016 by Akragon because: (no reason given)




posted on Jul, 14 2016 @ 02:55 AM
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a reply to: Akragon

Nah, App store.

I deleted it and reinstalled it ... seems to work now. Weird. I still have no idea how the mechanics work at flinging those ball things. It seems really random.



posted on Jul, 14 2016 @ 02:57 AM
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a reply to: MystikMushroom

nah its just a flick...

Gotta hit em near the head




posted on Jul, 14 2016 @ 02:59 AM
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"My cousin in Cali is married and he tells me that his wife and teenage daughter have been spending more quality time together than ever before."

Isn´t that sad?
I mean, nowadays people need a syping device and spying apps to spend time together?
And when the Pokemon hype is over in some weeks, everything is like before, no quality time together anymore?
Without watching into those spying devices the whole time?

Good that i have family and friends that care for each other and spend time with each other, without the need of a Pokemon Go game on a spyPhone!



posted on Jul, 14 2016 @ 05:25 AM
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Its great that people who do not see the sun are finally catching some rays, but who wants to be surrounded (swarmed) by geeks looking at their phones?

Especially in places that used to be their favorite places before all these random people got there.



posted on Jul, 14 2016 @ 05:39 AM
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a reply to: Mrgone

Man all these people wandering around with just one game, imagine if there were hundreds of popular games like this, you'll have mobs of people walking around everywhere looking at their phones.

When I first saw these people show up at my local park, I thought - 'how sad that all these people come to this beautiful park and stare at their phones.' I fear the future somewhat.



posted on Jul, 14 2016 @ 07:07 AM
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originally posted by: MystikMushroom
a reply to: Akragon

Nah, App store.

I deleted it and reinstalled it ... seems to work now.


There was an update on the app last night. That might be it.



posted on Jul, 14 2016 @ 09:54 AM
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a reply to: eisegesis
Next you will say the hunt for manbear-pig is detrimental to health and society. Is this guy cereal?



posted on Jul, 14 2016 @ 09:56 AM
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a reply to: DerBeobachter
Pokemon hype never disapates. Think you under estimate how powerful the brand pokemon is. They won't stop until they cat em all, then they will release another 100 pokemon to find.

You wait till the travel industry exploits this. 2 weeks vacation finding the rarest in the world.



posted on Jul, 14 2016 @ 11:24 AM
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Pokemon Go is great!

I just had one of these days, it was raining since 3 days, i got lazy and mildly depressed.
The plan of the day was do nothing, aka surf the web.

Then i downloaded the Pokemon Go instantly there was the message of a Pokemon next to my house. So i got up, and went for the adventure.

Had a walk through the neighbourhood, catched some pokemons, seen murals which i have not seen before (there are Point of Interests popping up in the game).
I met some pros, 3 10-12 year old boys who filled me in in how to thow the Pokeballs.

I got fresh air and got my lazy self of the sofa. And i felt like a kid on eastern, hunting easter eggs. Good fun. And for kids a good way to learn map reading.

There is a risk though of not paying enough attention to the surrounding, and you might look suspicious if you stroll up and down a playground and it looks like you would take pictures..

So take care, especially when crossing streets.



posted on Jul, 14 2016 @ 12:32 PM
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A lot of Ivory Towers in here looking down on people.

I've been loving it. I've seen friends who never leave their house waiting for me after work to go do some Pokemon hunting. I've met more people out and about in the last three days than I have in years.

I agree what the company has access to in my phone while playing the game is unsettling, but personally I accepted awhile ago that everything I'm doing online is tracked in some way anyways. It's not right, but I'm personally not so offended by it that I'm going to try to start some kind of movement against it. If some NSA dude wants to see the porn I've been looking at then more power to him/her - maybe they'll see something they like.

As for the people who wouldn't get off their couches before PokemonGo being pathetic mouth-breathers, well, I think if you're personally offended by the idea of others having fun than you have far worse issues than some "mouth-breather" who wants to catch some pokemon.

ProTip: If you can't stand pokemon so much than stop commenting on threads about it, stop allowing it to be a part of your reality because it's clearly having a negative affect on your psyche.




posted on Jul, 14 2016 @ 01:17 PM
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Bennyzilla

Yeah. Kinda why after the first few I just said 'meh...' and moved on.

But thanks to the few that actually tried to have a dialogue.

You know what they say about opinions.



posted on Jul, 14 2016 @ 01:26 PM
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originally posted by: ~Lucidity

Great. As if traffic in Atlanta wasn't bad enough.




Here you go:

The first major car crash has been caused by 'Pokémon GO'.



posted on Jul, 14 2016 @ 01:26 PM
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Are there time-zone limits on it ?

What if a evil elitist child molester bribes one of the programmers to put a 'prize' in a secluded area out of public view at night time ?

The virtual prize is so 'unique' that children sneak out during the late hours and then the pervert collects his little precious live 'prize'. The child is never seen again.



posted on Jul, 14 2016 @ 01:29 PM
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a reply to: Rapha

Totally plausible scenario when they can just abduct them the old fashioned way.



posted on Jul, 14 2016 @ 01:41 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

Pokemon Go doesn't crash cars....



The woman who ran over an killed the dog too...but I don't have legit source for that other than a very angry man's vine.



posted on Jul, 14 2016 @ 01:50 PM
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Rapha

The programmers don't actually 'put' anything anywhere anyway (that was weird) its all done according to gps.



posted on Jul, 14 2016 @ 02:28 PM
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originally posted by: CagliostroTheGreat
The programmers don't actually 'put' anything anywhere anyway (that was weird) its all done according to gps.

So is every object location like a common 'spawn' point in a game or do the spawn points move ?



posted on Jul, 14 2016 @ 02:48 PM
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Rapha



Everything is static. For instance, churches are usually gyms. Certain landmarks (churches, parks, bodies of water, etc) become in game locations. Apparently pokémon spawn relatively at random.



posted on Jul, 14 2016 @ 05:22 PM
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This will without a doubt totally ruin society.

I'm probably just jealous because I stay away from smartphones.. I'm gonna go into the woods and sulk by myself. Maybe try to catch some REAL nymphs or elves.. see if they want to have sex with me.

Screw you guys I'm going out!



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