Vehicles that passed by me yesterday.
No it’s crazy here. Even bus drivers are on the cell phone all the time as they weave around traffic throughout the cities and on the open highways through the mountains.You can ask me.
I don’t have one.
Obviously it’s not an offence to operate a motor vehicle while using a mobile d vice where your are Robert.
For me it’s like a part of my brain that I can inspect! So when I think of a flower, tree, Cactus, family member or idea, I can see it too!Business Asher! I certainly would not have one for the mere social activity and one day I will through it into the ocean or a river while crossing a bridge and that will be the end of being held hostage by a phone.
The Catholic Church lacked the ability to directly feed all that data to a computer system.Security: The security issue is frightening but remember, we have the Catholic Church with hundreds of thousands of confessionals getting weekly updates on hundreds of millions of the faithful for centuries!
Was that information really secure or does some filter up to authorities to measure the pulse of huge populations?
You are telling this to a person who bought a new cell phone battery for much less money than list price and exchanged it himself. You can get all the relevant equipment on ebay, including the silly screwdrivers built to deter casual repairmen and replacement seals for restoring water resistance.Cost: in West African countries, at least, the phones are even recycled in open shanty town street markets. For pennies one can get new screens, chips or whatever.
Yes, that is part of allowing these population access to bank services.Empowerment of Women: in Bangladesh and India, at least, NGO,s have for a decade been distributing phones to woman taught to handle the sales of their own locally produced goods, be it baskets or clothes or crops and fruit. Previously, a mail would be the middle man and take the bulk of the profits. Giving women their own purse allows their daughters to continue education. Added to the micro-bank loans, opportunities are endless!
While phones indeed emit electromagnetic radiation (that is how their work...), studies to show harmful effects at the frequencies and power level used have all been inconclusive, as the document you cited note. Either there are no risks or they are so small that they are negligible.Mobile phones emit radiofrequency energy, a form of non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation, which can be absorbed by tissues close to the phone. The amount of radiofrequency energy a mobile phone user is exposed depend on many factors as the technology of the phone, the distance between the phone and the user, the extent and type of mobile phone use and the user’s distance from cell phone towers.
Yes good points you make Tom.It does seem strange that a digital, in fact, ny devise can hold one captive.
Like walking to the supermarket or reading a book, these seem simple activities that require little effort, energy or commitment.
Yet our lives are filled with the complexities of technology.
Being in contact with other humans seems to be a dominant influence.
Being more so is an obcession.
Like right now.
I’ve just woken from a nap and immediately search for human contact.
No, wait. It’s not human contact. I can’t smell them. They are not present.
The conversation Is in paragraphs.
The rules of engagement have changed.
I am not at ease with such interaction.
That could be said for technologies like electric lights which allowed folk to escape the limitations of candle light and have work shifts 24/7/365!What about the adverse effects of addiction among children and young people?