Future of the Internet – ‘Electronic Heroin’

Posted By on January 21, 2016

In Future of the Internet – ‘Electronic Heroin’ we look at the compulsion and addiction to the Internet and mobile devices. We look at China, game theory, digital dementia, and our relationship with our smartphones.

How ‘Electronic Heroin’ Is Affecting China’s Youth

An estimated 24 million people are addicted to the Internet in China. Can they be cured in bootcamp-style rehab clinics?

Game Theory: Candy Crush, Designed to ADDICT

Digital Dementia

A report out of South Korea says a new type of dementia is on the rise and linked to smartphones. Erin Burnett reports.

Why we should rethink our relationship with the smartphone

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Lior Frenkel explains why being hooked to our Smartphones is the most interesting – yet silent – addiction of our times. Supposing the Smartphone is here to stay, he urges us to become aware of the addiction – and discuss how a digital diet should look like – a moment before technology becomes a part of our physical bodies.

Lior Frenkel is Co-Founder and CEO of the nuSchool, and the founder of UNDIGITIZE.ME – a social project dealing with Smartphone addiction. He also writes and speaks about the digital world and the Y-Generation (Wired Magazine, Web Summit).


Nikolas Badminton is a world-respected futurist speaker that researches, speaks, and writes about the future of work, how technology is affecting the workplace, how workers are adapting, the sharing economy, and how the world is evolving. He appears at conferences in Canada, USA, UK, and Europe. Email him to book him for your radio, TV show, or conference.




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