Get Shouty

March 1, 2007, 8:29 am
Filed under: Zeitgeist

China is employing a hardcore programme of boot camp-style military training, psychological counselling and even electrocution to deal with the problem of internet addiction.

“If you let someone go online and then don’t let them, you may see a physical reaction just like someone coming off drugs,” Tao Ran, a former military researcher working in an internet addiction treatment centre, told MSNBC.

“Today you go half an hour, and the next day you need 45 minutes. It’s like starting with one glass and then needing half a bottle to feel the same way.”

Yep- I think they have a point with the addiction thing. No quite so sure about the torture though…


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