So it seems the memo released on the 1st may indeed be no "joke". So the next thoughts turn towards, what is coming. Will it become a race to use and develop XM? Will there be government factions, military, private research, businesses... Are we going to see not a third faction, but MULTIPLE factions - as we track the different projects/labs that may evolve from Niantic.
And if so, what of the resistance and the enlightened? Is that going to take backseat to the race to harness XM?
So - who will file the first patent :P Hmm, I would love to hold the patent on XM (somehow the days of Edison vs Tesla swim in my mind).
And as another fun thought - who might go where? Aligning with Devra, who from the Niantic Labs would you like to see working for her once again? Of course this time she is not a figure head, but the one truly running the show.
What other entities might arise?
Or, are the "Shapers? not too happy with a change in how things have been done through the centuries and such and will begin to extinguish or shape these upstarts?
Soooooo many possibilities?
So - start with the group here - http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/pac/IB/05/item/EverythingChanged.jpg - where do you think they will go next?