The NFL star Larry Warford has forgone the pleasures of playing Pokemon Go. He is alleging that it is a form of mind control.
For so many, Pokemon Go is the most exciting thing in the universe. It allows players to go out into the Great Outdoors and interact with thousands of their fellow human beings in a healthy manner.
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For Larry Warford, who is an NFL player, this game may not be all its cracked up to be. He opines that Pokemon Go is part of a plot to control minds.
The NFL player has stopped playing this game because he fears that it has a far more radical and sinister agenda than appears to be the case on the surface. He recounts how he was on a stroll down the Arizona State campus.
Everyone else that was walking there was into playing Pokemon Go. He was looking at their screens and they comprised all in all 30 to 40 individuals. Apparently this harmless and simple scenario got Warford to start thinking that something sneaky and fishy was going on.
So many people out their on the sidewalks searching for virtual monsters is a fun-filled pursuit that also allows these people to get some fresh air, sunshine and exercise.
"I'll tell you why I stopped playing it," Warford said on Monday, via Detroit Free Press. "I was walking down Mill Avenue in Tempe, Ariz., pretty much on (Arizona State's) campus. ... I was walking down and literally everyone that was on their cell phone walking down that same street was playing Pokémon Go. I was looking at their screens and it was about 30, 40 people walking down Mill (Avenue).
"It was a bunch of people playing it and I was like, 'I don't like this.' I deleted it because I was like, 'This is some mind-control stuff.' I don't like it."
Warford saw a mind game going on here. His wild imagination went after the so-called reality behind the appearance. So he thought that there was a dangerous plot going on behind the scenes.
He envisioned a mind control scenario where people could be controlled by a game to the point where they were hooked on it for better or for worse. Although Warford’s thinking does have an ugly kernel of truth inside it somewhere, it is not as bad as he thinks it to be.
Warford deleted the game from his account and he has chosen to avoid playing it again. Somehow he doesn’t feel good about it. It is not his thing and he gets the creeps everytime he even thinks about it.
“I was like, ‘This is bad, this is bad,’ ” Warford said. “They were playing it and I was like, ‘Nope!’ And I deleted it right there, right when I got to the restaurant. The funny thing is, the people I was eating with, they were playing it, too.”
The game developers at Niantic were contacted by him and they didn’t respond to the query. As for Warford, he is stuck in his thinking and still feels ill at ease about this otherwise benign and fun game.
Maybe the fertile human mind has a tendency of going off on tangents and finding patterns in empty glasses of beer and burnt pieces of toast.
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Otherwise, Pokemon Go has not exactly been such a wicked plot by the multinational corporations to take over the world by means of sheer mind control. Such is hardly the case.