If you haven't noticed it around you in public or the news, Pokémon Go is the craze that is sweeping the nation. Now you may be saying to yourself, why is he talking about Pokémon? Well, I have two reasons that I'll lay out below.
The first reason is social interaction and getting outside. My wife and I were out in downtown Annapolis last night enjoying a beautiful evening by the water when my wife said, "what are all these people doing walking around looking at their phones? It's like the zombie apocalypse." This statement cracked me up as I looked around. She was right, there were a bunch of people walking around. I then explained to her the new Pokémon Go craze and how the game had just been released. We decided to sit back and watch as this was going on and a few things stood out to me.
1. At least 90% of the people at city dock were playing this game. And a lot of them were clearly down there to specifically play the game. This has a couple of effects on people and the economy of the area. People are outside getting exercise whereas they may normally be inside watching tv or so on and the local businesses are undoubtedly making more money than normal with the larger than average crowds. Continue reading "Have You Caught 'Em All?"