Pokemon Go Digital Popularity Also Warping Real Life
Story from AP (syndicated by ABC News and others):
The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. called playing the game inside its walls “extremely inappropriate” and is trying to remove itself from the game. At The Associated Press bureau in Los Angeles, an outdated reference to a statue no longer on the property beckons Pokemon players in from the street.
Todd Richmond, a director at the Institute for Creative Technologies at the University of Southern California, says a big debate is brewing over who controls digital assets associated with real world property.
“This is the problem with technology adoption — we don’t have time to slowly dip our toe in the water,” he says. “Tenants have had no say, no input, and now they’re part of it.”