Apparently in China people can get discounts on their health insurance (and avoid punishment) if their phone hits 10K steps a day. That's nearly five miles of exercise they're expected to get every day.
Well, if there's a way to cheat something, someone will figure it out. And someone did.
Canadian-born Mark Rowswell, aka Chinese comedian Dashan, tweeted that a restaurant in China is offering a "swinging cradle" for its patrons to hit their daily steps quota while dining, drinking, and smoking.
I dug around a bit. It seems these clever devices (called "摇步器") have been around since at least 2016, as evidenced by this video:
Previously: Is China's social credit system becoming a Black Mirror episode?
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