How would you cure someone if they were addicted to the internet? Or best, how would you know by yourself if you were addicted to the internet?can you cure yourself?
In this short documentary, we see that China declared in 2008 that internet addiction as a clinical disorder. Here a bootcamp-style treatment center for young men addicted to video games.
But this video and the movie ‘Her’ (see next post about the guy that falls in love with her operating system - virtual assistant) have left me with the question on what to do after knowing you’ve spent too much time behind the computer and it might be affecting your cognitive and social skills? In the metro, in the bus stop, in the airport, I look around and everyone is lonely, looking at their screens. In all the coffee shops, everyone is behind a laptop or with a tablet. Babies with cell phones. Nannies with ipods.
Is this solitude time an opportunity to go within? to learn? to expand? to connect? to create? to discuss?
Can you identify when your mind wanders so much that you don’t know where your thoughts are? why are you reading this? why are you watching this video? is this something you planned on doing or did you stumbled into this as all the other hundreds of unimportant facts you find?