Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Pokemoning Along

Are you playing ‘Pokémon Go?’

Pokémon Go Linked to CIA

That explains the front page treatment, and it's everywhere now, including the CIA's own search site. 

It's like they are mocking us, and I can't imagine anything worse.

Pokemon Go Has Some Calling Police About Suspicious People Taking Photos

You reap what ye sow.

Can you or can’t you swim in the Charles?

This the same guy they had ride a bike through Boston

I'll skip the dip, thanks, and I'm done peddling because of the heat.

Now that things have cooled off....

"Game makers everywhere salivate over ‘Pokemon Go’ phenomenon" by Selina Wang and Jing Cao Bloomberg News  July 13, 2016

NEW YORK — The technology comes from Niantic Inc., a company founded by Google and spun off last year. 

Is that all?

In 2013, Niantic created “Ingress,” in which opposing teams capture “portals” based on real-world landmarks. The game is mostly a cult phenomenon, and the basic concept didn’t become mainstream until Niantic teamed up with Nintendo to create “Pokemon Go.”

The game’s popularity has drawn some complaints, as the former concentration camp Auschwitz in Poland, the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, and the National September 11 Memorial in New York expressed frustration Tuesday that users could catch Pokemon at their venues.

A spokesman for the Auschwitz Memorial told The New York Times that any presence of the game there, or at any other memorials and Holocaust museums, was “absolutely inappropriate.”

“Allowing such games to be active on the site of Auschwitz Memorial is disrespectful to the memory of the victims of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp on many levels,” the spokesman, Pawel Sawicki, said in an e-mail to the Times.

(Blog editor shakes head at the mind-numbing mental manipulation and how deep the psyops run reading stuff like that considering who set up and promoted the pos game)

But some analysts see the game’s success as a big lift for artificial reality, which has yet to live up to its hype. “This is the first time that there’s mass adoption of an AR application,” said Joost van Dreunen, who runs SuperData Research. “This could be the ‘Angry Birds’ of AR.”

You can also read a newspaper to get that stuff. That's what agenda-pushing lies are, right? An artificial reality being presented to the reader?


They are increasingly obsolete and working to remain relevant in a shifting industry.


As am I judging by the apparent disinterest in this item here.

"Despite Islamic fatwa, Pokémon Go is the rage of the Arab world" Washington Post  July 14, 2016

CAIRO — Like elsewhere, Pokémon Go is the rage of the Arab world.

But there’s one huge difference: The game has long been deemed un-Islamic by many influential clerics, from Egypt to Qatar. In 2001, one of Egypt’s most senior Muslim leaders issued a fatwa, or religious edict, against Pokémon because, among other vices, the game ‘‘teaches children about gambling’’ and features ‘‘Zionist and Masonic’’ symbols. 

I haven't looked at the game -- and will not -- but I have no doubt all that subliminal or over the head imagery is in all that as well as the addiction a$pect of the free game app.

Despite the religious ruling, Arabs are embracing the latest incarnation of the Pokémon franchise with zeal. The Japanese game is described as an ‘‘augmented reality mobile device game’’ that allows players to ‘‘travel between the real world and the virtual world.’’ Through a free app, gamers hunt, fight, or trade virtual creatures. The app allows players to see the creatures hiding in real-life physical places through their cellphone’s camera and GPS app.

Aaaaaaah, I SEE!! 

This is a way to MAP what Google Street View and all the security cameras can not, just as the blogs have said, and they are just getting started.

Today, fans in Dubai and Beirut are scouring streets in search of the virtual creatures.

In Cairo, ‘‘Pokéstops,’’ where you can gather more ‘‘supplies’’ for the game, have been found in mosques and churches.

Even worse, I heard the clerks at the store where I get the Globe talking about a co-worker addicted to the thing.

Better not come in my yard looking for your.... whatever, fake fantasy whatsamajig.


Time to pick up the pace, huh?

Besides, I'm more concerned about Tom Brady's status going into this season.


Could Pokémon Go be a worldwide surveillance operation conducted by the CIA?

The CIA’s “Pokémon Go” App is Doing What the Patriot Act Can’t

All while profiting very hand$omely.