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No. 436: Pokémon Stop Right Now, Thank You Very Much

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Pokémon Stop Right Now, Thank You Very Much

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Strip by: David Morgan-Mar

T-Rex: I've discovered a flaw in Pokémon STOP!*
Caption: * see yesterday.
T-Rex: An EXPLOIT, even!
T-Rex: People are leaving their phones at home when they go to school or work, and coming home to find hundreds of Pokémon.
Utahraptor: Wait. You mean people are not glued to their
Utahraptor: phones and are all interacting with one another face to face?
T-Rex: Yes!
T-Rex: Tragic, isn't it?!

The author writes:

After yesterday's strip, I posited actually making such an app - that actively rewards not moving, and punishes any movement at all. And some friends commented on this potential exploit.

We're thinking of implementing it to improve humanity.