City Hall’s Call for Tech Integration

From the Boston Herald:

The city also could use an augmented reality game such as Pokemon Go, which has people use their smartphones to interact with physical locations, to encourage participation at City Hall meetings. Todd Richmond, an Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers fellow and director of the Mixed Reality Lab at the University of Southern California, said he’s used augmented reality to encourage participation in group settings to great effect.

“With an online game you can give out points — if you post an idea you get points, if you react to an idea you get points,” Richmond said. “You don’t get anything except the ability to earn badges, but we know from game theory it doesn’t take much of a reward to get people to participate.”