Pokemon GO is not the start of a trend – but it is indicative of the *mainstreaming* of augmented geolocation technology.
The game https://www.ingress.com/ was one of the first to add a global virtual layer where people could actually see the overlay based on their geolocation.
There have been other products that have tested and stretched the capabilities of AR – including things like Google Googles – that have been in use by early adopters for years.
Now that this technology is less “clunky,” it’s ready for a major license like Pokemon to attach to it and bring it into the global lexicon.
Originally Posted: https://www.quora.com/Is-Pokémon-GO-the-beginning-of-a-trend
Originally Posted On: 2016-07-15