It’s the Golden Age of the Internet – I’m sure many of us would be fine not having to leave the house at all, for you can do just about everything if you have your computer, phone and a strong WiFi connection.
Hungry? Just order some food online. Thirsty? You can even order bubble tea to your doorstep nowadays. Feel like shopping? Hello, Taobao! Bored? Watch a movie online or play games. Craving human interaction? Text your friends.
Life’s that simple now, with the glorious advancement of technology and services.
But I’m sure you know how bad that is for your health regardless. I know I’m probably starting to sound like your mum right now, but it’s the truth – just ask this guy who spent a long time being unable to barely get out of the house even if he wanted to.
Game Is Life
One man in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, found out the hard way that no, game is not life. Sometime mid last year, he had been at an Internet cafe in the city playing his favourite games for 24 hours straight, which sounds like a feat that most of us would kill to try. How good does a full day of nothing but playing games sound?
It sounded like a damn good idea to him, who got so engrossed in his game that he didn’t even get up from his seat during the 24 hours.
No food, no water, no toilet time. Now, does that sound good? It does not – that sounds torturous.
And suffer he did. He was found the next day, slumped over in his seat at the cafe and couldn’t be woken up by other patrons. The ambulance was called and he was whisked off to the hospital.