Despite the chaos of having thousands of people try to control a single Pok√©mon game, one thing was was certain about the end of the first run of 'Twitch Plays Pok√©mon'‚ÄĒit was damned inspirational and thought-provoking. Lots of folks were skeptical that finishing the game was even possible.

Lots of comparisons were made. The entire thing was like the US government, it was a microcosm of the internet at large, it represented certain politics, it was a giant social experiment‚ÄĒon and on. PBS Idea Channel delves into the many philosophical ideas we can extrapolate from the entire event and its players, and it's a fascinating watch.

Personally, I'm not as interested in the loftier ideas about the message we can take from TPP‚ÄĒI just love communal passion about media and I especially like Pok√©mon. But if it gives you hope for humanity or something, sure‚ÄĒgreat!

What did you take away from Twitch Plays Pokémon?

Does Twitch Plays Pokemon Give You Hope for Humanity? [PBS Idea Channel]