“Everyone is talking about Pokémon Go as if it is changing the world. And it is,” Dean Takahashi writes for VentureBeat.

“I don’t mean that I absolutely believe all of the marketing fluff that because it gets us walking all over with our smartphones, we’re all going to be healthier, appreciate our public monuments more, and become closer as families. That could only happen over a much longer period of time, if Go survives its hype cycle and becomes a part of our daily habits,” Takahashi writes. “[But] I’m happy to report that I’ve seen it make small changes in my own life… I have seen the beginnings of this change in my own family… last night, four of us went out for a walk into the big public park near our house. We violated the park curfew and went in looking for the Pokéstops where we could collect Pokéballs to toss at the wild Pokémon in the park. That was the second walk of the day for my kids and the third time in a week that I went on jaunts with my kids. We ran into two groups of people exiting the park, and one of them kindly told us there was a Jigglypuff around the corner.”

Takahashi writes, “So many people are discussing new experiences with Pokémon Go that it’s already feeling like a bit of a transformation.”

Much more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Anything that gets people outside and moving is a Good Thing™ for everyone as it has the potential, like Apple Watch’s Activity app, to improve the population’s overall health which could, theoretically, help to reduce our ridiculous health care and insurance costs.

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