As a parent, I highly encourage our kids to go Pokemon-Go-ing. It is Social Currency. It is Tech Advancement.
It does NOT mean they will automatically be idiots walking into traffic to catch a Pokemon. Au contraire, our kids are fully aware of the safety issue (without our guidance) and enjoy the game as a pastime e.g. backseat driving. They asked to pick up new books as treats – screen and book CAN co-exist.
As for myself, I am very interested in how Augmented Reality (what Pokemon Go really is) can be applied to other facets of life. I am not into gaming yet I see the potential, the possibility of building AR for very good causes.
Let’s remember, it is not just a game per se. It is a technology and we have the privilege and responsibility to enhance human life via technology!!