This documentary, Offline is the New Luxury, is well worth a watch. Although it does not address the issue of RF health impacts specifically, it does flirt with the issue a number of times. Adopting the EHS terminology of “white zone” it documents how those areas without internet access are quickly vanishing from the face of the planet, driven by companies like Google and Facebook, and their quest for new markets.
Truly terrifying when you layer the carcinogenicity and toxicity of RF on top of the existing social consequences of our tech addiction.
Technology can be a good thing, but let’s keep it wired, and within reason. Unfortunately the tech behemoths have other ideas in mind for our future.
So get out there and defend a white zone today! Not so sure about reporting it through an iPhone app though…
more “digital detoxification” is coming into demand and the need for personal privacy
in public again – the libraries, coffeeshouses, airport, public streets, schools, hotels and motels, subways, buses, personal spaces and homes, and more …..
The Man In The Mirror
How Road Warriors Conduct Private Conversations as They Combat Noise Pollution from Other Travelers
Having business conversations can be challenging and many travelers are forced to retreat to their hotel room.
Ellen Chang Ellen Chang
Follow Aug 11, 2016 1:29 PM EDT
Road warriors undoubtedly find that as they walk into a busy, crowded area at the airport or hotel is when they receive an important business phone call from someone they have been trying to reach earnestly.
Conducting business conversations on the road can be challenging, and many travelers find that driving to the airport might be the only time they are alone or they are forced to retreat to their bland hotel room.
Ignoring another traveler’s business conversation, even if it’s merely tidbits of a mundane exchange, can be difficult, sparking many road warriors refrain from conducting them.
Private conversations should be viewed as sacrosanct, but many business travelers conduct them indiscriminately among hotel lobbies, airports and even train and subway stations.
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The number of phone conversations which can be easily overheard without someone surreptitiously walking by or accidentally leaning over is astonishing, said Matt Eventoff, a Princeton, N.J.-based communication and messaging strategist who travels roughly half the month domestic and abroad.
“It is both shocking and amazing the number of what should be confidential conversations where one can hear people and company names in airports at crowded gates, on planes before takeoff and even in public restrooms,” he said. “I don’t mean hear through active listening, but hear because the conversation is full volume.”
Privacy should be regarded as an equal transaction, because most people are not fans of strangers overhearing their conversations and the reverse is also true, said April Masini, a New York-based relationship and etiquette expert and author. The rules of proper etiquette in public spaces are increasingly becoming blurred.