By B.N. Frank
According to an August 13, 2018 guest post on SmartCitiesDive.com, 66% of Americans don’t want to live in a “Smart City” because
- Americans like their communities
- Americans are worried about cyberattacks
- Americans are deeply concerned about the mass collection of personal data collection
Another article posted June 4, 2018 cites results from a different survey: Americans have a love/hate relationship with tech.
Regardless, Big Wireless and their supporters keep insisting that everyone should be living this way. All the while, many publications and organizations – including Activist Post – have published articles about Americans not wanting to live in “Smart Cities” for reasons in addition to cybersecurity and privacy issues.
Becoming a “Smart City” requires ignoring “The Precautionary Principle.”
All inhabitants (including pets, nature, and wildlife) will be involuntarily exposed to A LOT MORE harmful cell phone radiation, WiFi radiation, 5G millimeter wave radiation, and electrical pollution (Electrosmog) due to hundreds of 4G and 5G small cell towers, sensors, and related infrastructure being installed in front of homes, in public rights of ways, etc.
Since 2004, the International Association of Firefighters has opposed the use of their stations as base stations for cell towers and antennas. If firefighters don’t want radiation emitting infrastructure installed where they spend long periods of time, why should anyone else?
Roxana Marachi, Ph.D wrote a fantastic article about efforts to make San Jose, CA a “Smart City.” It includes 10 questions to ask community leaders and elected officials before they force this hazardous boondoggle where you live.
Many are trying to stop this from happening to their communities. However, government and industry efforts will continue without more public opposition.
For more information on what you can do, please contact the following organizations:
- Center For Safer Wireless
- Center For Electrosmog Prevention
- Citizens for Safe Technology
- Clear Light Ventures
- Dr. Sam Milham
- EMF Safety Network
- Environmental Health Trust
- Generation Zapped
- In Power Movement
- National Association for Children and Safe Technology
- Parents for Safe Technology
- Scientists for Wired Tech
- We Are The Evidence
- Wireless Right to Know