William Henry, Chad Steumke and Mark Gray are all deeply involved in the search for stargates and portals to other realities. Here, they discuss why they believe that Google's new game, Ingress, debases this quest by using it as the basis for conflict-centered game. The game trivializes a quest that has profoundly affected the lives of many people, including William, Chad and Mark, by reducing it to a conflict-soaked fictional narrative. At the same time, a significant amount of genuine information has been used in the game, creating the false impression that the search for stargates is in some way related to conflict, which it is not.
This hard-hitting discussion will also give you some powerful new insights into the nature of stargates and power places, most specifically how it is that they develop in new locations, and how architects, often unconsciously, identify with their presence in the monuments they create.
Google is almost certainly getting ideas for its game by mining the websites of people like Chad Stuemke, William Henry and Mark Gray, which William describes as "creepy."
Will the game destroy people's ability to understand the power of portals, or will it inspire interest in them? We shall see.
Mark Gray's website is Cosmicdoorways.net
Chad Stuemke's website is Chadstuemke.com