Is Your Smartphone Really A Dumbphone?
People are more disconnected nowadays. They have become zombies. A heard of mindless oblivious masses that shuffle through streets and stores glued to their cellphones. People are no longer aware of their surroundings. Nobody is paying attention to anyone or anything, except their cell phone. Its like some sort of Orwellian nightmare.
Now research reveals that our smartphones may actually be making us disconnected and even worse, dumb! According to an article in the November 2012 issue of San Francisco medicine, the urge to be constantly connected via smartphone contributes to a psychological illness called dissociative disorder.
Dissociative disorder is a condition that involves disruptions or breakdowns of memory, awareness, identity, or perception. People with dissociative disorders use dissociation, a defense mechanism, pathologically and involuntarily. Dissociative disorders are thought to primarily be caused by psychological trauma, but now the use of smartphones could cause us to be disconnected from reality. Not only that, the microwave pulses from the radio frequences in the phone can disrupt our DNA.
The November 2012 article in San Francisco Medicine states:
“A cell phone is a two-way microwave radio with intermittent and destabilizing pulses, unlike microwave ovens that steadily operate at the same frequencies at much greater power. The weak and erratic microwave radiation from cell phones and tablets cannot directly break the bonds that hold molecules together, but it does disrupt DNA, weaken the brain’s protective barrier, and release highly reactive and damaging free radicals.”
This is a scary thought! We use these things all day everyday, and it's frying our brains!!! You can read more about how your smartphone is actually a dumb-phone here.