The big story this week is the same as the big story for the past few decades – that cell phones may not be good for us. Specifically, cell phone radiation may cause cancer. This was concluded this time by a World Health Organization commissioned study (WHO are they?).
The most compelling evidence cited by the WHO is a multi-country study that found people who used cell phones most often, an average of 30 minutes per day over 10 years, had a 40 percent higher risk for a rare brain tumor called a glioma.
You can pry this smart phone from my cold dead hands.
There is nothing more important than smart phones – and don’t think medical scares – even proof of danger will diminish their popularity. Yes, I know cancer is on the rise, and so is diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. That just proves health isn’t important – certainly not when compared to smart phones. So what if you become bed ridden, at least you will be connected. Maybe even earn a badge for Chemo. Carpe dialem I say.
Feel free to ignore the propaganda. It is all part of a conspiracy to take away things we like. It started with sugar, then salt, and more recently just about everything else including fossil fuels, Styrofoam, air conditioning, airline service, aerosol sprays, a vibrant economy, and so on.
I’m on my third smart phone in less than two years, and shopping for another. Don’t waste my time with boring 10 year studies – have you seen the resolution on the newest Samsung? I can’t believe I bought a phone without NFC. I hear the next year’s model will have an air pressure sensor to determine which floor of a building (hospital) you are on.
“Help, I’ve Fallen and Can’t Get Up”, but I at least I can watch Netflix while I’m waiting for assistance.
Smart phones and mobility are probably already a bigger industry than healthcare, and smart phones take no prisoners. Bet on mobile phones for easy money.
- Walkie-Talkies (including FRS)
- CB Radios?
- Highway Call Boxes
- Answering Machines
- Paper Calendar (Franklin types)
- Pay Phones
- Land Lines
- Portable Game Players
- Highway Call Boxes
- Portable Music Players
- Voice Recorders
- Entry-Level cameras
- Navigation systems
(Cross-posted @ Pin Drop Soup)