miércoles, 15 de julio de 2009

FREEDOM, TOO MUCH FREEDOM, THAT IS THE PROBLEM

China´s Great Firewall might stop the virus of free information but Internet addiction is another business. It is not surprising that when being a workaholic is the only tolerated addiction scape from reality becomes an issue. China is alarmed, the Washington Post says:
"Alarmed by a survey that found that nearly 14 percent of teens in China are vulnerable to becoming addicted to the Internet, the Chinese government has launched a nationwide campaign to stamp out what the Communist Youth League calls "a grave social problem" that threatens the nation."
What else could "threat the nation" when the nation is the "factory of the world" and the factory is suffering a slowdown, than having its workers wasting their time, actually China´s time, in a virtual world.

Bans and clinics, that seems to be China´s recipe. Now one of the "treatments" -electro shock therapy- has risen critics up to the point that it has been forbidden.
"The Ministry of Health announcement followed recent media reports about a controversial psychiatrist in Linyi, Shandong Province, who administered electric currents to nearly 3,000 teenagers in an attempt to rid them of their Internet habit."
There is no better therapy than prevention: freedom, too much freedom, that must be the problem.

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