I found out a few months ago that technically I’m a millennial, although I am just barely which means that a lot of the things that were part of the normal millennial childhood didn’t really apply to me. This means that Pokemon doesn’t carry much nostalgic value for me, but to be honest the whole “Pokemon” part of the experience is not why I downloaded Pokemon Go.
I’m a huge believer in AR and VR and think both technologies are going to fundamentally change the way we do things in our everyday life. So for me the draw to Pokemon Go wasn’t about Pokemon but was instead about the first hit AR title, and calling it a hit is probably an understatement.
What I like about Pokemon Go so far is that it’s incredibly easy to get started and since I’ve been on four flights in the last 48 hours it has made my airport adventures all that more entertaining. Since I know a lot of people who don’t understand the first thing about AR, Pokemon, or why the heck a new Pokemon game would be so popular I’ve decided to put together a “Pokemon Go for Non-Millennials” post that I’ll likely publish this weekend.
If you’re on the fence, or think it sounds ridiculous I urge you to download the app and give it a shot. You might just find yourself chasing Bulbasaur around your neighborhood.