Taiwan’s “Pokemon Grandpa” cruises with 15 phones on his bike handlebars. The future fucking rules
This shit makes me think of that famous William Gibson quote, “the future is already here — it’s just not very evenly distributed.” I mean, this is something straight out of one of his fucking novels. I love it. A 70 year-old fucking Tapiei fengshui master who cruises for Pokemon on a tricked-out bicycle.
70 year old Taipei fengshui master Chen San-yuan is known locally as “Pokemon Grandpa,” and is a viral sensation thanks to the 15 phones he’s mounted on his handlebars to help him play the 2016 augmented reality game Pokemon Go; his rig cost about $4,000 and he spends another $300/month on virtual currency to help him level up in the game. He says that playing the game keeps him socially connected and delays the onset of Alzheimer’s. (Image: Reuters) (via Kottke)