The 5G-Pokémon moment

It was a cosmic convergence. In early July, the teenagers of the world for the first time in months left their bedrooms and basements and ventured outdoors – onto sidewalks, into parks, across lawns, marveling like Rey in The Force Awakens, “I didn’t know there was so much green in the entire galaxy.” The cause of the spurt of adolescent adventurism is a worldwide sensation called Pokémon GO, a smartphone game where players hunt for virtual creatures in the real world.