Cell Phones:The Day Einstein Feared Has Arrived

 

Cell Phones:The Day Einstein Feared Has Arrived

Cell Phones:The Day Einstein Feared Has Arrived

20December2014 http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-12-20/day-einstein-feared-has-arrived
Via BostonBob at Jim Quinn’s Burning Platform blog

Read More about the dangers of Smartphones and Texting

What is really bad is when someone using a Smart Phone walks into a blind person who is using a White Cane on a busy street.


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Texting and-Driving Car Accidents

Stop the Talking in shul and turn off or mute your cell phone

Stop the Talking in shul and turn off or mute your cell phone

Stay alive-Do not text and drive

Stay alive-Do not text and drive

Cause and Effect: It seems as sending an SMS while driving

סיבה ותוצאה: כך זה נראה כששולחים הודעת SMS במהלך הנהיגה

הישראלים מודעים לסכנות בשליחת אסאמאסים ודיבור בטלפון במהלך הנהיגה. עם זאת, ממש כמו נהיגה תחת השפעת סמים ואלכוהול, רובנו עדיין ממשיכים לנהוג ולסכן את עצמנו הנהגים, את הנוסעים ברכב ואת הרכבים האחרים סביבנו. 73% מהנהגים הישראלים מדברים בפלאפון, 35% שולחים אסאמאסים ו-10% בודקים את המייל דרך הסמארטפון.

Either turn it off or use a Kosher Cell Phone that can not Text or use Internet and then live your life to the fullest.

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The Circle of Life - Women with tehillim on bus

The Circle of Life – Woman with tehillim on bus

The “Sound of Silence” by Simon & Garfunkel is a classic. But looking at the meaning behind the song, there is so much depth. You have a choice either the Cellphone, Internet and the Computer or Shabbat and family

This is what you can turn into with a Smartphone like the iPhone

Anthony Weiner Sentenced To 21 Months In Prison For Sexting A 15-Year-Old Girl

by Tyler Durden Sep 25, 2017 10:47 AM http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-09-25/anthony-weiner-sentenced-21-months-prison

As previewed last week in “Prosecutors Demand 2-Year Prison Sentence For Anthony Weiner“, with Weiner having already agreed to serve prison time for sending explicit message to a teenage girl as described in painful detail in “Prosecutors Unveil Full Details Of Anthony Weiner’s Pedophilia” today’s sentencing was merely a formality.

And, as Reuters reports, moments ago, Weiner was sentenced to 21 months in prison for his latest, and hopefully final, breakout of pedophilia, which according to Hillary Clinton may have cost her the election (along with everything else).

A Buzzfeed reporter was an eyewitness to sentencing and had the following observations:

  • Weiner cries as he is sentenced to 21 months in prison with 3 years supervised release.
  • Weiner also must pay $10,000 fine
  • Weiner must surrender to prison by Nov 6
  • Weiner cries as he delivers statement: “I have a disease but I do not have an excuse”
  • “If I had done the right thing I would not be standing before you today” – Weiner
  • “The crime I committed was my rock bottom… I was a very sick man for a very long time” – Weiner

The 53-year-old former Queens representative plead guilty in May to sending lewd messages to a 15-year-old girl between January and March last year, including sexually explicit images and directions to engage in sexual conduct. As we reported last week, as part of the plea agreement, prosecutors had sought a prison sentence of between 21 and 27 months, but Weiner’s lawyers had argued he should have received a sentence of probation. …

As reported last week, according to US prosecutors, the teenage girl first contacted Weiner via Twitter in January 2016, with their conversations becoming increasingly sexual. At one stage, Weiner sent the teen pornography, while he also used Skype and Snapchat….

Microwave radiation from cell phones implicated in cancer and reproductive issues – companies quietly warn consumers of dangers

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(NaturalNews) Since cell phones are so convenient and since microwave radiation is invisible to us, we never consider the risks of carrying cell phones on and around our bodies. But the FCC does assess the risks and requires cell phone companies to warn consumers of the dangers of microwave radiation. Over time, these energy waves heat up specific areas of the body that are constantly exposed. This can lead to carcinogenic activity within the cellular processes.

The FCC’s Office of Engineering and Technology asks companies to conduct their own testing on SAR, or Specific Absorption Rate. SAR is the amount of heat that builds up when the body is exposed to microwave radiation. The FCC has set a SAR limit of 1.6 watts per kilogram for cell phones. Companies that can’t bring the radiation level of their devices below this measurement must warn consumers of the dangers.

Apple’s iPhone quietly warns consumers of radiation exposure from their phones

Apple’s iPhone IV does not meet these standards; that’s why they warn consumers in small print in the iPhone manual. “Warning: iPhone’s SAR measurement may exceed the FCC exposure guidelines for body-worn operation if positioned less than 15 mm (5/8 inch) from the body (e.g, when carrying iPhone in your pocket).”

The small text also warns iPhone users to keep the phone away from the body when not in use. “Only use carrying cases, belt clips, or holders that do not have metal parts and that maintain at least 15 mm (5/8 inch) separation between iPhone and the body,” it says.

The iPhone isn’t the only device with risks. In fact, BlackBerry’s Bold warns users about the phone’s potential to put off dangerous levels of radio frequency energy. Warnings instruct users to “keep the BlackBerry device at least 0.98 inch (25 millimeters) from your body when the BlackBerry device is transmitting.”

The consensus is clear: cell phones are not meant to be carried on one’s body, exposing organs and glands day after day to radio waves. For the many people who carry their phone in their pocket, in their apron, or in their bra throughout the day, the risks of cancer are multiplied. Habits like these could potentially be more dangerous than a diet high in McDonald’s. The devices are not intended to be carried within an inch of the body. When the microwave energy heats up a specific spot on the body, it can become carcinogenic, increasing chances for abnormal cellular division.

When carried in the pocket, cell phones are near the testes and ovaries, capable of causing endometriosis, cysts, hormonal imbalances and low sperm count.

Author’s note: When my wife became infertile and suffered from ovarian cysts and water retention, one of the things that she had to do was remove the cell phone from her work apron. We believe carrying her cell phone right around her female parts all day at work was part of the problem, causing cellular disruptions. She ultimately healed within six months and became fertile again with a cleansing vegetable-herb diet, but if she would have kept the cell phone in her apron, these reproductive issues may have persisted into the future.

21-year-old diagnosed with breast cancer after carrying cell phone in bra for five years daily

Dr. Devra Davis, author of The Secret History of the War on Cancer and Disconnect: The Truth About Cell Phone Radiation confirms the dangers of continuous microwave radiation on one part of the body.

Dr. Davis shares many testimonies of young people being diagnosed with cell-phone-linked cancer.

Telling the story of Tiffany Frantz, who carried a cell phone in her bra for five years, Dr. Davis said,
“She carried her phone around in her bra for years and at the age of 21 was diagnosed with a rare form of breast cancer right under the surface of her skin, right under the antennas of her phone.” Dr. Davis believes that the fatty tissue of the breast readily absorb this carcinogenic energy.

Dr. Davis mentioned ways to prevent overexposure to the microwave radiation, which include using headsets or headphones to keep the phone away from the skull.

“If you have to have your phone in your pocket for a short period of time, it’s not going to be a problem as long as you have it on airplane mode, which means you cannot send or receive messages,” she said.

For more information, please watch these testimonies at the Environmental Health Trust website regarding cell phones and breast cancer.

Sources for this article include:

How to Protect Yourself from Cancer-Causing Cell Phone Radiation

13 Ways to Reduce Cell Phone Radiation


Does Cell Phone Radiation Cause Cancer?

Smartphones’ Negative Effects: A Summary of the Latest Comprehensive Research

The key findings, links to further information, and concrete suggestions on how to limit the damage.

by    http://www.aish.com/ci/s/Smartphones-Negative-Effects-A-Summary-of-Latest-Comprehensive-Research.html

The research on the harms of smartphone use and the benefits of putting them down is extensive. Here is a summary of the key findings, links to further information, and some concrete suggestions on how to limit the damage.

1. Smartphones are making us dumber.

Smartphones are changing the way we think and dumbing down our intellectual abilities in frightening ways.

In one 2017 study at the University of California in San Diego, 520 students were randomly divided into three groups and told they were going to take a series of tests designed to measure cognitive ability. One group was told to leave their smartphones in the lobby before being shown into the classroom where the tests were held. A second group was allowed to bring their smartphones with them, but asked to keep them in a bag or pocket. The third group placed their smartphones on their desks while they took their tests.

Students who left their smartphones in the lobby performed significantly better on intelligence tests than students who brought in their phones.

The test results were striking: students who had left their smartphones in the lobby performed significantly better on the intelligence tests than students who’d brought their phones into the classroom with them. Students who’d placed their phones on their desks performed the worst by far, even though those students reported afterwards that they hadn’t even been thinking about their phones during the tests. It seems that the very proximity of their smartphones lowered students’ mental abilities.

Other studies have found the same results: students do significantly better on tests when they cannot see their smartphones. Even when smartphones are turned off, their very presence, dampens students’ performance and ability. One 2017 study at the University of Arkansas even found that leaving their smartphones behind when they went to take a test was correlated with students earning a full letter grade higher on a test, compared with students who brought their phones into the testing site.

For adults, the dumbing-down of phones can be more difficult to measure. One 2015 British survey showed that adults concentrated less on difficult tasks and performed more sloppily when they heard their smartphones buzzing with notifications, even when they didn’t stop to check their phones. A 2010 study at McGill University in Montreal found that drivers who routinely use smartphone or other apps to navigate while driving, instead of relying on their own map-reading or memory, showed less brain activity and even less gray matter in the hippocampus region of their brains, an area that’s important for memory.

https://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms14652

Phones make us dumber by distracting us too. Knowing that our phone has messages for us greatly reduces our ability to focus on work. Psychologist Daniel Levitin estimates that “being in a situation where you are trying to concentrate on a task, (while) and e-mail is sitting unread in your inbox, can reduce your effective IQ by 10 points.”

Suggestions: consider leaving your smartphone at home during work or school when you want to be at your mental best. If leaving your phone at home doesn’t seem feasible, try keeping it in out of sight, in a cloakroom, your car, or a locker.

2. Smartphones are making us sadder and more alienated.

Increased smartphone use is bringing much of our lives online, interacting via texts and social media instead of face to face human contact. Studies show that is making us sadder and more alienated.

Between 2000 and 2015, the number of teenagers who report getting together with their friends nearly every day fell by more than 40%, which much of that drop coming in the last few years, as smartphones have become more common (a key finding in the much discussed Atlantic Monthly article “Has the Smartphone Destroyed a Generation?”) Over half of teens text each day with their friends, often incessantly. A third of teens send over 100 text messages each day. That doesn’t translate into deeper communication: only about a third of teens report regularly talking with their friends in person.

Texts are convenient, but they’re no substitute for real conversation. MIT Professor Sherry Turkle, author of Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Ourselves, documents the destructive nature of electronic communication and calls the way we interact with smartphones being alone, even when we’re ostensibly communicating with other people.

“Face-to-face conversation unfolds slowly,” Prof. Turkle explains. “It teaches patience. When we communicate on our digital devices, we learn different habits…we start to expect faster answers. To get these, we ask one another simpler questions. We dumb down our communications, even on the most important matters.”

Electronic communication also allows us to pick and choose which ideas we engage in, isolating us from the broad marketplace of ideas and limiting viewpoints to filtered echo chambers.

Even when we do spend time face to face with other people, the mere presence of a smartphone can disrupt and downgrade our conversations. In a major 2014 study led by Prof. Shalini Misra of Virginia Tech, one hundred pairs of people were asked to have a conversation in a Washington DC cafe. Those couples who spoke in the presence of a smartphone – even when the phone was simply resting on the table – reported lower levels of empathy in their conversations and a greater sense of alienation. The results were particularly striking when the conversational partners were close friends, instead of acquaintances, who were much less satisfied with conversations rendered less meaningful by the presence of a smartphone.

Smartphones are also associated with feeling lonely and depressed.

Smartphones are also associated with feeling lonely and depressed. Teenagers who visit social networking sites daily but see their friends less frequently are more likely to agree with the sentiment “A lot of times I feel lonely” and “I often wish I had more good friends”. Rates of loneliness rose sharply in the early 2010s, and have remained high ever since. Among eighth graders, using social media often is associated with a 27% increase in depression. Among teens, spending three hours a day or more on electronic devices such as phones are 35% more likely to be suicidal than teens who use social media less often.

The correlation between social media and depression applies to adults too. One 2016 British survey found that 20% of respondents reported that interacting with friends via social media on electronic devices left them feeling depressed afterwards.

On the other hand, carving time out for non-electronic activities is associated with greater happiness and feelings of connectivity. Teens who spend time playing sports, attending religious services, and doing non-electronic activities such as homework have much lower levels of depression than their more electronic-obsessed peers.

Suggestions: carve out times when your phone is off and out of sight. When you meet friends for coffee or meals, consider declaring your table a phone-free zone for an hour or so. Specify times that your family will be phone-free. Be sure to schedule lots of non-phone activities for yourself and your family, when you can rest and recharge and connect without distraction.

3. Negative impact on your health.

One of the single greatest acts you can take for your health right now is limiting your smartphone use.

One casualty of smartphone use is sleep. Over 60% of 18 to 29 year olds report sleeping with their smartphones in their beds. Hearing the beeps and pings of constant updates all night has a deleterious effect on sleep. The number of teens who are sleep-deprived has grown rapidly along with increases in smartphone use: 57% more teens were sleep deprived in 2015 than in 1991.

Even if we don’t bring our phones into bed, reading on smartphone and other screens at night wreaks havoc with our bodies’ internal clocks: the LED lights of electronic screens suppress our melatonin, making it harder to sleep when we’ve spent the evening gazing at a screen.

Professor Kevin Morgan, Director of the Clinical Sleep Research Unit at Britain’s Loughborough University, points out that late-night screen time is qualitatively different from other activities. “Looking at screens engages you in intellectual activity in a way that is not at all like reading a book. It puts you in a state of alertness which is the last thing you want to be before going to bed.”

Smartphones are also associated with an increase in neck / back problems as we hunch over our phones and with higher levels of obesity as we eschew other activities in favor of staying home and gazing at our smartphones, and even with making it easier (through calorie-watching apps) to develop eating disorders such as anorexia or bulimia.

When it comes to driving, apps, many of which encourage users to enter data or pictures while driving, have led to a huge leap in accidents, after years of decline. In the first six months of 2016 alone, there were over 17,770 highway deaths in the US, most resulting from distracted driving. Drivers were on their phones in 52% of all car crashes in the US in 2016.

Smartphones take a toll on our mental health, as well. One 2016 study at the University of Illinois found that high smartphone use was associated with lower levels of mental health. Anxiety and depression, particularly, were associated with heavy smartphone use.

For every half hour of screen time babies and children under the age of three enjoyed, they experienced a 49% increase risk of delayed speech.

For young children, the health risks of smartphones are huge. A 2017 study at the University of Toronto and the Hospital for Sick Children found that every half hour of screen time babies and children under the age of three enjoyed increased the risk of delayed speech by 49%. Growing up in a home with heavy smartphone use can also delay kids’ emotional development. Dr. Jenny Radesky, a Boston-area physician, became concerned when she noticed an increasing number of parents glued to their phones instead of interacting with their children. When children learn language, Dr. Radesky has explained, “they learn about their own emotions, they learn how to regulate them. They learn by watching us how to have a conversation, how to read other people’s facial expressions. And if that’s not happening, children are missing out on important development milestones.”

Suggestions: try to turn off your smartphone at least an hour before going to bed. When using a smartphone, try to hold it at eye-level or higher in order to minimize back and neck pain, and never use a hand-held smartphone while driving. As always, moderation is key; consider designating times during the day to be “phone-free”.

What Can We Do?

Nearly half of smartphone users in 2015 said they couldn’t imagine life without their phones, and that number has likely risen since then. With so much of school, work, and social life taking place online, it can feel impossible to disconnect completely. Yet given the real dangers of smartphones, finding time to unplug and disconnect is essential.

Limiting smartphone use is one of the most powerful acts you can do to immediately improve your life.

Even though I observe Shabbat and unplug completely for 25 hours each week, spending a whole day focused on other people without electronic distraction, I’ve come to realize that’s not enough. My husband and I already have a rule: no cellphones in our house between the hours of 7PM and 9 PM. We’ve started enforcing that much more strictly, mandating that everyone silence their phones and place them on a side table for those two hours. But after reading the literature on smartphone dangers, I want to go further. I’ve started turning my phone off an hour before bed, turning it off while driving, and telling friends that I’d like a no-phone rule when we meet. I’m also trying spend time with my kids with no phones in sight.

The benefits of limiting smartphone use are enormous. Putting down our phones can boost intelligence, raise grades, improve our mental and physical health and help us be happier and more connected with others. It’s one of the most powerful acts you can do to immediately improve your life.

 

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