It’s November, 2017, and the general populace has recognized that electronic communications technology has been weaponized against them.

“Doublethink lies at the very heart of Ingsoc, since the essential act of the Party is to use conscious deception while retaining the firmness of purpose that goes with complete honesty.”

George Orwell, from “1984

 

January 11, 2017 – Do Cell Phones & WiFi Cause Cancer? Maybe – Superfoodly.com

May 30, 2017 – Youth Social Media and Smartphone Use: A Problem or Tool for Good?

March 3, 2017 – Benjamin Parry Smartphone vs Dumbphone – where’s the middle ground?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 22, 2013 – NSA can reportedly track cellphones even when they’re turned off.

March 9, 2017 – Your smartphone may be ruining your relationships, even when it’s off

June 27, 2017 – Just looking at your smartphone makes you less intelligent, study finds

The effect was measurable even when the phones were switched off, and was worse for those who were deemed more dependent on their mobiles.

November 22, 2017 –Google has been collecting user location data on Android smartphones even when location services were turned off, as per a new report.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s November, 2017, and the general populace has recognized that electronic communications technology has been weaponized against them.

Since that’s a broad, general statement, I’ve appended numerous recent press accounts below to support it.

They include feel-good headlines such as: “How getting rid of my smartphone revolutionised my life“, and “Backlash against social media as children would be ‘happy’ if it did not exist“, and “Smartphones Are Killing Americans, But Nobody’s Counting.”

I called out the “even when they’re turned off” data points up above because that’s the deepest, sickest angle of their intrusion. “Microwave heating” and “distraction” are about as strong as the controlled press gets when addressing the subject. I’m saying these things are active on the Etheric plane, the spiritual plane.

But I don’t care, particularly, if the general populace is with me on the minutae. Just that they get the basic picture and take evasive action. Which they have:

Teen depression, suicide and smartphone use are up

“Tech backlash or peak smartphone? Young people of Gen Z are spending less time on smartphones for the first time.”

We’ve turned the corner.

Not I’m suggesting that it’s time for anyone to rest on their laurels. If you haven’t done so already, please consider distributing simple, inexpensive Orgonite devices where you live and work today, or sponsor a gifter, perhaps even through a vehicle such as this forum.

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 26, 2012 – Dumbphones Are Not the Answer to Smartphone Addiction – Gizmodo

 

July 22, 2013 – NSA can reportedly track cellphones even when they’re turned off.

 

September 9, 2013 – Will There Be a Backlash Against Technology? | HuffPost

 

November 25, 2013 – Live music artists ignite the dawn of a smartphone backlash – Showbams

 

December 8, 2014 – Trend alert: Influential celebs driving ‘retro chic‘ comeback for flip phones

 

July 22, 2015 – A raft of celebrities and politicians have been seen using flip phones

 

April 19, 2016 – Korea – Excessive smartphone use causes ‘cross-eye’: experts

An excessive use of smartphones by teenagers may cause them to suffer from eye deviation, experts warned Tuesday

 

April 21, 2016 – The Anti-Smartphone Revolution | Markets | Minyanville’s Wall Street

There’s a rising backlash against the smartphone dominant culture we find ourselves living in these days and that backlash is finally catching on.

 

June 6, 2016 – Should I Get a Motorola RAZR? Smartphones vs Flip Phones – Thrillist

In defense of using a flip phone in the age of the smartphone. … But the backlash against constant connectivity is more vocalized than ever

 

January 4, 2017 – The Coming Tech Backlash – Enterprise Irregulars

 

January 11, 2017 – Do Cell Phones & WiFi Cause Cancer? Maybe – Superfoodly.com

 

March 3, 2017 – Benjamin Parry Smartphone vs Dumbphone – where’s the middle ground?

Here’s my thoughts on dumbing down the smartphone … a general consensus that this is the start of the “backlash” against device addiction.

 

March 9, 2017 – Your smartphone may be ruining your relationships, even when it’s off

 

May 19, 2017 – Our smartphone addictions have led us to a rather odd cultural moment.

 

May 30, 2017 – Youth Social Media and Smartphone Use: A Problem or Tool for Good?

 

June 23, 2017 – Can’t sleep? Your smartphone may be the problem – CNN – CNN.com

Smartphone use is associated with worse quality of sleep in adults, according to a study,

 

June 23, 2017 – U.K. – Want to stop being connected 24/7? Try this ‘dumbphone’

 

June 27, 2017 – Just looking at your smartphone makes you less intelligent, study finds

It has long been believed that the smartphones in our pockets are actually making us dumber; showed smartphones can lead have a “butterfly brain effect” on users that can cause mental blunders.

The effect was measurable even when the phones were switched off, and was worse for those who were deemed more dependent on their mobiles.

Those who had their phones on the desk recorded a 10 per cent lower score than those who left them in a different room on operational span tasks, which measures working memory and focus. Those who kept their phones further out of sight in their pockets or their bags scored only slightly better than when phones were placed on desks.

The researchers found that the negative effect of having a phone within eyeshot was significantly greater among those who said they were dependent on their smartphones.

Participants who had expressed sympathy with phrases such as “I would have trouble getting through a normal day without my cellphone” and “using my cellphone makes me feel happy” performed as well as others when their phone was in a different room, but worse when it was placed on their desk.

The study also found reaction speeds to be affected, with students who had their phone on the desk responding more sluggishly in high-pace tests.

It even found that phones can even distract users even when they are turned off and placed face down. Those with phones outside of the room “slightly outperformed” those with switched off devices.

 

July 3, 2017 – Why you’re addicted to your phone … and what to do about it

 

July 22, 2017 – India – The good old dumbphone is slowly replacing your do-it-all smartphone.

 

September 2, 2017 – How getting rid of my smartphone revolutionised my life

The devices are a cause of, and remedy from, the high-anxiety precarious life under late capitalism – and are rewiring our brains to resemble computers

Earnest sincerity may be off-brand, but my smartphone-induced anxiety was real, and so I got rid of my smartphone nine months ago. While still using the internet often, I had large portions of each day “unplugged” from feeds and message threads. (Being able to part with a smartphone is undoubtedly a privilege, not possible for huge numbers of people because of their job, their family or their security.)

The effects were radicalising. The first, most immediate change was an acute widening of my emotional register. I felt emotions in a deeper, more wholesome sense than I had in years.

 

October 3, 2017 – Your smartphone is upsetting you, study says | New York Post

 

October 5, 2017 – Backlash against social media as children would be ‘happy’ if it did not exist

 

October 17, 2017 – Smartphones Are Killing Americans, But Nobody’s Counting – Bloomberg

 

October 30, 2017 – Tech backlash or peak smartphone? Young people of Gen Z are spending less time on smartphones for the first time

 

November 8, 2017 – ‘Dumbphones’ with basic functions could be next big trend | Daily Mail

 

November 12, 2017 – Will Social Media Addiction Trigger a Smart Phone Backlash?

 

November 19, 2017 – Teen depression, suicide and smartphone use are up

 

November 22, 2017 –Google has been collecting user location data on Android smartphones even when location services were turned off, as per a new report.

 

November 23, 2017 – Smartphone adoption in the US strongest among older people

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