Friday, February 8, 2019

Fortnite addiction? China has the answer.

David Mattin (, 1/31/19); Pfc. Sandoval, Seth Auberon (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly

In the 21st-century liberal democracy will face a challenge of an entirely new kind. Here’s one powerful signal of that future.

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Author David Mattin
Life is full of stories. Sometimes one small story gives a glimpse of a far larger one. Last week I was in Prague to speak to executives at one of Europe’s largest lottery and online gaming groups. The industry is being buffeted by negative attitudes towards gambling, a ton of regulation, and the shift online. And these people want to know what to do about it.

Honor of Kings screenshot ()
Every so often one shows an example to an audience and gets a visceral response. That happened this time when I talked about how Chinese technology giant Tencent has started using camera-enabled facial recognition to restrict the amount of time young people spend inside the multiplayer video game Honor of Kings. *Cue gasps then wry laughter.* For those in the room this example was nothing more than a momentary glimpse of the world’s largest video game market. More

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