Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Pokemon Craze

Everything you wanted to know about Pokemon GO but were afraid to ask  
CNN - July 12, 2016

The Leaders and the Followers

The Creators and the Players

Augmented Reality -- We exist in a simulation.

It's another diversion.

Are you playing? Have fun ... Be careful ...

Believe it to not, I've never played a game on an app.

Pokemon Go, the free smartphone game that has soared to the top of the download charts, is making augmented reality, which fuses digital technology with the physical world, an obsession for many. Lots of stories about the game in the news.


Memory is about focus - which goes by many names such as "attention span" and "mindfulness". It is influenced by learning disorders, emotional problems, and other factors. As you get older, your ability to multitask and focus diminishes, so doing a workaround helps get everything done efficiently.

Middle-age memory decline a matter of changing focus   Science Daily - July 12, 2016

The inability to remember details, such as the location of objects, begins in early midlife (the 40s) and may be the result of a change in what information the brain focuses on during memory formation and retrieval, rather than a decline in brain function. Brain changes associated with dementia are now thought to arise decades before the onset of symptoms. So a key question in current memory research concerns which changes to the aging brain are normal and which are not.