My son started playing Pokemon Go, and I drove him to the park so he could catch a few. I was amazed (well, not really, since I follow the news) by how many people were wandering around glued to their phones. It’s amazing to me how so many people can be out in the world and yet so completely disconnected with it. I suppose it’s no different from people being glued to Facebook or whatever is hot now. But this is also coming from a guy who refuses to wear headphones because I like to hear the sound of the wind.
I’m sure my other boys will join in, and tomorrow’s summer activity will be driving them around the city catching Pokemon. It will be a fun family adventure, no doubt, and perhaps that’s the best part of this game. It does have the potential to bring folks together, but I just wish they could do it with their eyes up.