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China's Tencent turns to facial recognition to snag late-night child gamers

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Does anyone really believe that catching late night video gaming kids are the real reason for rolling it out?

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Laughable. What an obvious ruse, disguised as ‘monitoring child’s play’ to protect ‘*the youth*s’.

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Literal Big Brother.

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Full surveillance state; with Chinese characteristics.

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My godson who's suppose to be at university spends all of his time video gaming. A major problem and what to do to change him?

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My godson who's suppose to be at university spends all of his time video gaming. A major problem and what to do to change him?

If he's good at it or has a personality that can draw people in, it's possible to make a living from it. He could go the route of pro-gamer or streamer, virtual or otherwise.

I guess it could depend on how "addicted" he is, but gaming is fun and if I could make a living off it, I definitely would try myself lol.

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It is a tricky pickle.

These game companies are producing games that are designed to be as highly addictive as humanly possible. They are using the same tricks and experts that are put to work in everything from casinos to social media.

With no help or regulation from most of the world's governments? It is up to the average parent to try to run interference all on their own against billion-dollar companies and their army of behavioral scientists. Just another front on the all-out assault on humanity.

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Why try to stop gaming addiction? There are already too many people in the world. It's good that some people have chosen to waste their days alone in their bedroom in a virtual reality. It means the rest of us have less competition, and more space, to enjoy things in actual reality.

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I guess the parents can't be bothered. Tell you what if your kid has a problem with an LCD screen addiction, give him/her/them/it three warnings then smash the screen with a hammer.

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Just make the Wifi programmable.

Free to access in the daytime, parental password required at night.

Oh wait, that would be a simple solution that wouldn't give the government Orwellian control of our lives.

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What is the point here? Would you like it more, if those kids are gang members and shooting around like in Chicago, serve as illegal drug transporters and dealers like in Central or South America, or just grab a gun and kill emotionless whole villages shouting Allah Akbar as children soldiers like happening in Africa? Don’t hesitate, tell me what you dislike with kids starring on phone screens…

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The government might as well be their parent

No so long now until it actually is

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It sounds very draconian but it is a necessary evil to stop the epidemic of video game addiction in young people. Like it or not, China makes things happen for good or bad, like it or not China is unstoppable..

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