I've always dreamed of a world where Pokemon and humans coexist. Things would be peaceful, children and their Pokemon would play in the park all day long, and nobody would have to work. All society would have to do is catch Pokemon and trade them for food (or just eat them). But how would people do this on a daily basis without going crazy?
A Pokedex is only so useful...all it can really do is identify and remember which Pokemon you've caught. The major problem would be trying to find them all on your own. Well, what if a mega tech giant such as Google came along and decided to solve this problem and find them for you? What would be required of the company to achieve this?
Google would have to hire the best hunters in the world to seek out every Pokemon or at the very least, identify a specific number of Pokemon in a region. Pokemon would be pre-identified for the purpose of a brand new Google service which would display to a user the exact location of Pokemon. Essentially, Google would physically micro-ID Pokemon and allow only a specific number of customers to join their service. To even further break down this concept, let's just call this geo-caching for Pokemon.
Why not use crowd sourcing? I suppose there would have to be some incentive to not capture Pokemon since, in this society, people must capture and trade Pokemon to stay alive! So I would say that crowd sourcing would not be ideal. Users of the service would not want to be the ones to get their hands dirty for free. All they would want to do is pick up their newfangled devices and point it in the direction of the nearest Pokemon to start capturing them all.
I don't see what's wrong with having a peaceful society in which Pokemon exist. I just wouldn't want to have to bother looking for them all day long. It would be incredibly boring. That's why a Google service such as the one I've described is incredibly smart on their part and innovative. It keeps the peace. But it makes me use my hands. What if Google gave away Google Glass? All we'd have to do is turn our heads to find Pokemon. Forget using your hands or minds – too difficult. Of course it would be ad supported, selling Pokemon litter or toys, potions and elixirs, auto-levelers and poke-pills that reduce your Pokemon to a previous evolution. But that's in an ideal world and I don't see that happening anytime soon.
By: Alex Zarnoski | @ajazz16 | Crappy Comics