The day my 17 year old son told me that he was going out for a walk caught my attention. My mouth dropped open and I stopped what I was doing to ask him to repeat what he had just said. Nope, I had not misheard him.
“Mum, it is so amazing – the train station next to our flat is a Pokemon gym. And I have been round the park and caught 3 Pokemons,” John beamed.
And that was my introduction to Pokemon Go. I thought the whole technology and concept for the game was utterly clever and amazing. I had to take part to see how it works and I was hooked.
Augmented reality – superimposing digital creatures into our real physical world. The novelty of the concept and the seamless crossover between the fantasy and the reality has taken my son away from his PS4 to walking around the park and various parts of our local area. That has to be a good thing.
And I can see this as a stepping stone to the more immersive virtual reality later on. I do love technology. OK … I am a nerd.