Pokemon crashes

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Marko82
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You knew this was going to happen, this one is caught on camera

Driver playing Pokemon GO smashes into Baltimore patrol car
http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/07/20/driver-playing-pokemon-go-smashes-into-baltimore-patrol-car.html

An officer’s body camera caught the moment the Toyota RAV4 clipped the unoccupied, parked patrol car in Baltimore, Maryland, early on Monday.

The driver pulled over about less than a mile down the road and showed police his phone connected to the hit app as he got out of the vehicle.

When police asked if he was OK, the driver – who has not been named – said: “That’s what I get for playing this dumb*** game.


jonawebb
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Oh, I thought you mean the app crashing. Happens all the time. But nobody is hurt. You don’t even lose any Pokemon, if you wait until after the spinning ball in the top right finishes updating.
An amazing game and remarkable social transformation. People talk about how hard it is to change what people do. Pffft.


look out
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I expect to see more people zombified, walking off of cliffs, into traffic, tresspassing on peoples property and getting shot, etc., etc.
It is bad enough that they are too busy to look away from their devices, and now they have a game that actually is the WORST thing for the human mind.


jonawebb
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Ha, the way I see it, people getting outside, getting exercise, actually TALKING TO OTHER HUMANS FACE TO FACE is a pretty good thing. Who knows, maybe they’ll make friends, get to know their neighborhood, make improvements. Anything can happen.


StuInMcCandless
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I’ve been told off by my own daughter that I’m too brash for suggesting that, when people get outside playing the game, that they learn to look for actual real things in the world and learn what they are.

You can’t win.


reddan
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I’m ambivalent as regards the game itself. Play, don’t play…so long as you’re not adding more danger to the world, it’s all good.

I do find the concept that this is some form of sweeping change to be a bit odd…when you get down to it, it’s a new reason for people to do what they already want to do, i.e. spend more time on their phone. I shan’t deny that there are potential real-world benefits, but really, it’s not hard to get people to stare at a screen.

Sort of like eating pie for charity…good to raise money for a cause, raise awareness, or whatever, but, at the end of the day, the pie’s the thing…


jonawebb
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Getting people to walk around outdoors and get more exercise is a big deal. The government’s been trying to make that happen basically forever. And now it’s happening.

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