I have a confession to make. I don’t think Pokemon GO is all that awesome. Now, I’m not into games to begin with, so my reaction is hardly surprising. The bigger point is that the game reminds me of the broader problems with augmented reality.
Our mobile phones are really crummy for layering digital information onto the real world. Not only do I feel like an idiot walking down the street holding my phone up to find Pokemon, but it isn’t a great experience. My screen is small and it is hard to split my attention between my phone and the rest of the world.