Taiwan’s “Pokemon Grandpa” cruises with 15 phones on his bike handlebars. The future fucking rules

taiwan pokemon grandpa

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.

Boing Boing:

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)