Keith Bakker is the founder of one of the most popular gaming addiction rehab centres in the world – the Smith & Jones Centre in Holland. They were the first facility in the world to admit patients for addiction to games, and they’ve been in the headlines lately following a few cases of people playing a little too much of the new WoW expansion.
Last year, Keith said “I believe gaming is currently the greatest threat to our society”, which is a hell of a statement. However, he’s recently made somewhat of a U-turn in his opinions. He now says that 90% of the kids he sees are actually addicts – they just need better social care, which is exactly what I said the other day.
You’ve got to admire the Dutch. Besides having some of the most lenient marijuana laws in the world, they also make some amazing cars. This particular model boasts 14 speakers, from woofers to tweeters, and you can bet it makes quite a racket. It’s actually a piece of artwork, designed so that it can be driven somewhere, and then decks hooked up on top as a portable soundsystem. Oh, and it’s available to rent.
For some odd reason, the Segway has always been banned in Holland. Isn’t it funny the sort of rubbish facts you pick up from the internet?
The Segway may even be banned in the UK – I’ve certainly never seen one tootling around the streets of South London. So it’s either banned, or too shameful…
It’s just not fair. Not only does the Netherlands have the world’s highest standards of living, beautiful scenery, and amazingly friendly and gorgeous Nordics, but they also get this incredibly cool WheelSurf. Queue flight sales to the Netherlands rising by 300% after this post is published.
Looking akin to a human hamster wheel, the $6,900 ‘mobile circle’ is powered by a gas Honda engine which can reach speeds of more than 18mph. According to Slippery Brick…