Monday, November 19, 2012

Ingress - The Niantic Project - Fringe

I'm genetically  drawn to certain genres of fantasy and science fiction. I watched Twilight Zone when it was first aired, Outer Limits,X Files Lost. On the printed page HP Lovecraft and J.R.R. Tolkien are my idols.

X Files was interesting because it never really explained what was going on. There was this great undercurrent of shadowy conspiracy. I would have loved to be one of the Lone Gunmen team. I guess I possess a  bit  of the personality and even the profession for it (as a software Asperger type).

We are now in the fifth and final season of Fringe, a worthy companion piece to other television ministries. With the clock ticking I was wondering what would take it's place when I started noticing a a trending theme on Google+ with the hash tag #Ingress.

I'm not a gamer, I really don't have the manual dexterity to kill mutants or propel birds at green pigs, however there is something intriguing about the "Niantic Project" with it's implied secret dark knowledge.

Since I have a Nexus-7, I signed up for an invite... you have to admit it is great marketing if nothing else and truly it is nothing else.

Watch how many times an Android phone appears in this video