After the WHO warning on cell phone use and increased possible cancer risk made headlines, I naturally assumed Steve Jobs and the CEOs of the nation’s largest mobile phone operators would be subject to an angry outcry — and a 21st century televised Salem witch trial.
We would throw all of our phones into a massive beach bonfire (an eco-friendly bonfire, somehow!) and vow to go back to the innocent days of face-to-face communication and corded phones.
But the general reaction from smartphone users has been a shrug and a, “Well, I don’t talk on the phone much anyway” or a “Something’s gotta get you eventually!”
Tech bloggers didn’t really care.
Consumer advocates seemed not to care.
Ralph Nader — where was he on this issue?
President Obama didn’t seem to mind — he didn’t deliver a prime-time Oval Office address to warn Americans to keep their iPhones at a safe distance from soft grey matter. And if the White House’s Flickr stream is any indication, he still rocks a BlackBerry holster.
I didn’t care either: as I write this, my iPhone is nestled deep in my front jeans pocket, blasting all sorts of electromagnetic energy into regions of my body that haven’t yet had time to co-evolve (and cope) with smartphone radio waves.
Can’t do any harm, right?
— provided by Outlaw
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