Oliver Stone Warns of the Dangers of ‘Pokémon GO’: Start of a Robot Society

Jul 23, 2016 at 12:28 pm |

When Catching Them All Becomes Dangerous

Oliver Stone is a smart guy.

Famous for movies like Platoon, Wall Street, JFK, and the upcoming biographical thriller Snowden, as well as numerous political documentaries, it’s safe to say that the director prefers working on themes of corruption, scandal, power, and controversy.

While approaching work from this point of view requires scrutiny, objectivity, and even some level of a conspiratorial mind, Stone’s latest comments regarding the newest trend sweeping the nation have raised quite a few eyebrows. And no, we’re not talking about populist politics or exposing Hillary’s deleted emails: We’re talking Pokémon GO.

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Is big business trying to catch us all?

“This data-mining game is what they call totalitarianism.” Are Stone’s concerns well-founded?