Seriously, your life matters more than catching that Rattata.
‘Pokemon Go’ has been booming since its release in the US, Australia, and NZ. Even before a worldwide launch, its server has crashed multiple times.
Everybody seems to be playing it. Parks are crowded by ‘Pokemon Trainers’. Special bus tours for players have circled around Detroit. Darwin Police Department has issued a warning for players to stop crowding their police station. A dead body was even found while playing the game!
A few days in, the game has changed the world – or at least a part of the world. But, ‘Pokemon Go’ is here to stay, and so will the effects it has brought on humanity. What are these ‘effects’? Here are some of my predictions:
1. People will go outside more often.
‘Pokemon Go’ was developed with a simple premise of catching Pokemon in real world locations. This means that you players need to actually go outside and feel the ray of sunshine your body has been craving.
2. And…while they’re outside, they’re bound to meet some new people.
Since it was released, trainers have been crowding Pokestops and locations that are known to be crawling with Pokemon. Since so many people are in those places, players will definitely share some tips – and maybe you could find your soulmate there.
3. They probably wouldn’t notice those people, however, because they need to look at their phones 24/7.
If you’ve been living under a rock, and suddenly decided to go outside, you might think a zombie apocalypse is happening. Seriously, hundreds of people are walking around completely unaware of what’s happening on their surroundings.
4. Which is going to make battery life WAY more important than before.
Players have been complaining about battery issues. Although I’m sure they will fix it in a future update, hardcore players will still need more. This will result in an increase of demand for power banks and bigger batteries.
5. Internet service providers will make some cha-ching too.
Battery is not the only thing ‘Pokemon Go’ is draining. It has been reported that the game uses 0.01 GB of your monthly data plan. It may not seem much, but calculated with the hours you spent playing it, and it’s suddenly a gazillion of data.
6. Gyms and Pokestops will be crowded.
Even though the game has not been officially released in Indonesia yet, people have been standing around in front of buildings and landmarks to catch Pokemon. And if a lure was used in a Pokestop, people will literally run to that location.
7. The owners of those spots are gonna get pretty cranky, maybe even file a lawsuit.
A lawsuit against Pokemon Go is inevitable. A graveyard keeper is telling people off for playing it in the cemetery. Many shops have been restricting catching Pokemon for non-buyers. Accidents happen a lot because of the game.
One of these days, someone gonna sue the devs.
8. Some criminal masterminds will bait people to visit those places.
Armed robbers have been reported to place a lure in Pokestops and robbed whoever is dumb enough to fall for it.
9. IF you can arrive in those places, safe and sound.
The game have been the cause of dozens of accidents. Whether it be changing lanes, speeding, or downright stopping in the middle of the street.
Please, stay safe, people. Who’s gonna keep that Pikachu if you’re dead?
10. This would mean a lot more job for officers.
Can you imagine how ridiculous the week has been for the cops since the release of the game? They need to deal with accidents. Find armed robbers. And so much more. But, maybe it ain’t that bad. What if a Charmander showed up in the accident scene? 😉
What do you think? Will these predictions happen? What will? And what will not? Tell me in the comments below!
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Your Runaway Panda.