Unique viewer as a recursion benefit?
Just throwing an idea out there... showing uniques is something players really want, but it's technically difficult for reasons to do with hashing explained by @ofer2 in other recent uniques threads. The short version is roughly 'we didn't design it to work that way, so it's tough to do that'. If the system had been designed from the ground up to show uniques, it would be easier to do.
Another thing players want is recursion benefits. It strikes me that Niantic could very neatly kiII two birds with one stone here.
It would be way simpler for Niantic to build a new unique tracker if they didn't have to port over existing data... so why not build it that way, and have access to it as a recursion benefit? Not porting existing data would mean everything would be a new unique again, so the badge would be easier to get, but I think that would actually quite a good compromise, as it provides a recursion benefit and it fits pretty well with the lore around recursion to say it's the first time you visited a portal in your new simulacra body.