By B.N. Frank
Digital, electronic, and wireless technology is like any tool – it can be beneficial as well as destructive. As more of it is being introduced, promoted and sometimes even forced on us and the planet – there are more questions being raised, more resistance, and more opposition for a variety of reasons.
This recent article from Vox references addiction, privacy violations, unethical business practices and more.
It’s been a year of shattered expectations in tech. Established tech giants are facing a reckoning, as government antitrust investigations and consumer protests jeopardize the status quo. Meanwhile, startup darlings are finding a public market that is no longer as forgiving of tech’s high-growth, low-profit ethos. These changes have accelerated as we approach a new decade — one that’s unlikely to be as kind to tech, both in terms of the stock market and public perception.
Not included in the article is the way that digital, electronic, and wireless technology is exposing all of us – and the planet – to increasing amounts of biologically and environmentally harmful Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR) aka “Electrosmog.” There are countless examples of opposition to this, including lawsuits filed (see 1, 2, 3, 4) and moratoriums requested (see 1, 2, 3) on 5G technology which telecom executives won’t even say is safe. There is also a class action lawsuit against 11 smartphone models for exceeding federal RF safety levels.
Activist Post reports regularly about unsafe and undesirable technology. For more information, visit our archives.
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