Pokemon Go – A Glimpse into the Future of Technology

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Sam Sanderson

Founder & Owner of: Simplistic Success

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Business, Entrepreneur and Successful Living Writer

We are seeing a glimpse into the future of technology. Pokémon Go topping over 20 million downloads is viral. The game has years of fan base development but hasn’t seen positive reception like this for over a decade. I don’t believe it is the game that is so revolutionary but the technology.

Augmented reality is the backbone of the Pokémon’s success. The technology superimposes the games world into real life. So to achieve success in the game you must walk around in the physical world. The reception is astronomical and it’s not just kids playing it. The vast majority of the video game population is young boys under the age of 20. However, the average Pokémon go player is 31 years of age and 48% of the players are women, according to Forbes.

The thrill of exploration

The technology brings back the thrill of exploration, encouraging players to explore their neighborhood and city. The game brings “rewards” for exploration by finding items and different Pokémon’s. The game allows you to buy something called “lures”. Placing lures in specific locations attract Pokémon, making these sites more attractive to players. Business’ have already started to take advantage of this by purchasing lures for their locations. In hopes that some of the players will bring in sales for the Business. Dairy queen is one of the early adopters of this advertising method.

The game sheds light on our reliance on technology, and may bring the first significant artificial intelligence into our world. I don’t believe we are far off from full-on virtual realities. Players begin to treat location’s based on their game implications instead of the real world life implications. There have already been a couple of accidents from players not paying attention to where they are going.

Artificial intelligence

The implications of the world’s adoption of this technology are not clear. I imagine a world not far from now where Siri-like technology is with us every second of the day. Where millennials can’t imagine the world without computers and the internet.

The difference between the internet sensation and the coming artificial intelligence is data. The AI will have years and years of data that internet is producing daily. Once established AI’s reception will be much greater than the internet. It will be able to assist humans in many ways we thought never possible.

For example, when viewing a web page, an engagement of “Google now” prompts suggestions based on the content of the web page. This is only the beginning of the implementation of the growing technology. I Imagine the world where googling doesn’t exist, AI just does it for you. Let’s say I am typing up an email, the AI will be able to pull from the content I am producing and suggest further actions or sources. Increasing productivity and efficiency.

I believe between virtual realities and artificial intelligence we will see a drastic change in the way we live our worlds. We must be receptive but cautious of the capabilities of AI. Our world is changing in front of our eyes. Happy Pokémon everybody!

Article Credits: Sam Sanderson

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor

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  1. Rishi 4 years ago

    hmmm its awesome

  2. Anup Satpute 4 years ago

    Nice, really.thanks

  3. Snorlax 3 years ago


  4. amberrose93 3 years ago

    I think augmented reality should be in here too. But I agree that AI and a renewed love of exploring are on the rise

  5. emsr2003 3 years ago

    Hey cool blog? Could you check out my page??? I’ll do the same ?

  6. miraclewings 3 years ago


  7. gonmrm 3 years ago

    A very nice post, thank you for that!

    Gonçalo from http://www.theentrepreneurslog.com/

  8. Feras 3 years ago

    Crazy to think how far we’ve come from games such as PacMan

  9. TFE Times 3 years ago

    Great post!

  10. Brandon 3 years ago

    This game is a great way for my family to get out and play the game as a whole. I’m a parent of two and my wife and the kids love playing..

  11. quriosity2017 3 years ago

    A great one! The future of technology really lies within Artificial Intelligence and Augmented Reality. These games are on the verge of changing the whole world!!

  12. stylenjamie 3 years ago


  13. Designerish 3 years ago

    totally addicted to Pokemon, we can all learn from this.

  14. Carmen 3 years ago

    I found the post very interesting, especially when you discuss the progress of technology and AI. I would like to know how you have faced the ethical al polemic challenges that you encountered while developing these games and tools. It is a topic that I find fascinating, and having a first hand vision would be great. Thanks.

  15. Benjamin Fastnedge 3 years ago

    This Pokemon post is very interesting reading, especially the concept of augmented reality as you say. The way the Pokemon appear actually within your own real setting blurs lines between what is real life and what is fiction.

  16. J&N 3 years ago

    Good one

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  18. kenneth 3 years ago

    . The future of technology really lies within Artificial Intelligence and Augmented Reality.

  19. J&N 3 years ago

    Great good going

  20. J&N 3 years ago


  21. khagesh 3 years ago

    Yeah… Artificial intelligence it is ?

  22. manzrzl 3 years ago

    Good post. We must handle AI carefully.

  23. TheReviewGuy 3 years ago

    Great Article

  24. nicholasjlennox 3 years ago

    . This game is a great way for my family to get out and play the game as a whole.

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  26. thegirlnextdoor 3 years ago

    It made everyone crazy ??

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