The Mind-Boggling Pokemon Social Experiment

Website Twitch.tv has done something preeeetty amazeballs.

It works like this: using an emulator version of Pokemon Red for Gameboy with some fancy (or apparently pretty simple) bot-work, letters typed into the chat box are read as button presses, allowing a player to play the game with text. COOL, right?

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via twitch.tv

Only what happens when there isn’t just one player? What happens if there are simultaneously thousands?? The result is a kind of organized chaos, but it’s kind of beautiful in a way. SO many people working towards one goal… ahhh…

Or okay, well, a bunch of people and then leagues of trolls looking to mess things up. Such is the Internet, amirite? You can check out the ongoing experiment on Twitch.tv and get in on the action!

Professor Oak would approve.

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