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03 December 2016

Kazuo Ishiguro: 'We're Coming Close to the Point Where We Can Create People Who are Superior to Others'

“When you get to the point where you can say that person is actually intellectually or physically superior to another person because you have removed certain possibilities for that person getting ill… or because they’re enhanced in other ways, that has enormous implications for very basic values that we have,” said Ishiguro.

Kazuo Ishiguro: 'We’re coming close to the point where we can create people who are superior to others'
by Hannah Devlin, Science correspondent, The Guardian, 2 December 2016
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(Photo):  Kazuo Ishiguro at the Science Museum in London ahead of the opening of a new permanent mathematics gallery, which features a machine to predict coastal storm surges built by his oceanographer father. Photograph: David Levene for the Guardia

Social changes unleashed by new technologies could undermine core human values unless we engage with science, warns author

Imagine a two-tiered society with elite citizens, genetically engineered to be smarter, healthier and to live longer, and an underclass of biologically run-of-the-mill humans. It sounds like the plot of a dystopian novel, but the world could be sleepwalking towards this scenario, according to one of Britain’s most celebrated writers.

Kazuo Ishiguro argues that the social changes unleashed by gene editing technologies, such as Crispr, could undermine core human values.

Children Face Higher Health Risk From Cell Phones

"There are toys being sold to infants and toddlers that are dangerous.  The risk from exposure to any carcinogen is higher in children, and the younger the child, the higher the risk."

Children Face Higher Health Risk From Cell Phones
by Roxanne Nelson, webmd.com,
13 August 2014

The potential harm from microwave radiation (MWR) given off by wireless devices, particularly for children and unborn babies, is the highlight of a new review.

United States: FBI to Gain Expanded Hacking Powers As Senate Effort to Block Fails

FBI to gain expanded hacking powers as Senate effort to block fails
by Dustin Volz | WASHINGTON, reuters.com, 1st December 2016

A last-ditch effort in the Senate to block or delay rule changes that would expand the U.S. government's hacking powers failed Wednesday, despite concerns the changes would jeopardize the privacy rights of innocent Americans and risk possible abuse by the incoming administration of President-elect Donald Trump.

Democratic Senator Ron Wyden attempted three times to delay the changes, which will take effect on Thursday and allow U.S. judges will be able to issue search warrants that give the FBI the authority to remotely access computers in any jurisdiction, potentially even overseas. His efforts were blocked by Senator John Cornyn of Texas, the Senate's second-ranking Republican.

The changes will allow judges to issue warrants in cases when a suspect uses anonymizing technology to conceal the location of his or her computer or for an investigation into a network of hacked or infected computers, such as a botnet.

reSTART Opens First Internet Videogame Addiction Center for Youth in US

[It is such a tragedy that our society has come to this.]

reSTART Opens First Internet Videogame Addiction Center for Youth in US
PrWeb, 17 November 2016

reSTART Life, the leading provider of treatment services for Internet and videogame addiction is opening the first specialized treatment center for adolescents age 13-18 in the Nation. Located in the Pacific Northwest, Serenity Mountain will house 16 teens seeking a healthier relationship with screens in the digital age.

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North of Seattle’s tech district, a silent movement is being made to address a growing need. reSTART Life, the pioneer in specialized treatment for Internet and videogame addiction, is opening the nation's first adolescent center dedicated to Internet Gaming Disorder (IGD).

Located at Serenity Mountain, a 32-acre property nestled on a hillside that overlooks the Cascades, the Sky Ridge and Wood Creek residences each offer eight beds making up the 16-bed campus.

The Future of Smart Toys and the Battle for Digital Children

Others worry that some digital worlds are too controlling
and don't encourage a child to use his imagination.
Photo:  Alamy
Annual smart-toy sales worldwide are expected to grow from about $2.8bn in 2015 to $11.3bn by 2020.

The future of smart toys and the battle for digital children
by Zoë Corbyn in San Francisco, The Guardian, 22 September 2016

As smart toys gain popularity, many are hoping that when technology becomes less visible play will come to the fore

Maura Sparks is sitting on stage with a small, blue plastic creature on her lap. This is the first prototype of Smarty, she explains, a voice-controlled digital assistant Sparks hopes to attract funding for and launch in late 2017.

New gadgets are launched every day in San Francisco, but this personal assistant has a twist: it is the first intended purely for children.

Oncologist Burnout: Women Worse Off

Oncologist Burnout: Women Worse Off, Except When…
by Nick Mulcahy, medscape.com, 
29 November 2016

Female oncologists reported significantly more burnout, grief after patient death, and emotional distress than their male counterparts, according to a new study of 178 Canadian and Israeli oncologists.

The study is published in the December 1 issue of Cancer.

The participating oncologists completed a questionnaire package that included a sociodemographic survey, the General Health Questionnaire, a burnout measure, and the Adult Oncologists Grief Questionnaire.

02 December 2016

Autism: All Things Considered

Autism: All Things Considered
clearlightventures.com, 1st December 2016

I’m going to ask you to consider something new that you probably have not heard associated with autism. It is something that I had never considered, something I was completely blind to. So, please, pause for a moment, be as open as you can, and consider this:

What if wireless was a factor in autism?

If this was true, we would expect to see parents in high-tech jobs, with more wireless exposure, having autistic children with more severe symptoms. One research study found that exact link.[1]

We would also expect to find that countries with more advanced high-speed wireless networks and higher levels of exposure to wireless radiation would have higher autism rates. We would expect that South Korea, which has the some of the world’s fastest internet connections and most advanced wireless networks in the world, would also have the highest autism rate in the world, which is, indeed, the case.[2]

01 December 2016

Impact of RF Electromagnetic Field on Cucumber and Tomato Plants

"Both crop plants demonstrated reduced plant growth and development with impaired membrane. This phenomenon was more distinct as the treatment time proceeded. The higher electrolyte leakage coupled with reduced plant growth and development may be a function of free radical processes prompted by the EMF environment."

Impact of RF electromagnetic field on cucumber and tomato plants
Information Technology, Electronics and Mobile Communication Conference (IEMCON), 2016 IEEE 7th Annual
Date of Conference: 13-15 Oct. 2016
Date Added to IEEE Xplore: 17 November 2016

Abstract:

Message to All Parents: Please Do Not Buy Wireless Toys for Your Children

This is one of a number of wireless toys that parents should NOT buy for their children.  Just read the warnings in the user's manual: 

"California Proposition 65 warning: this product contains chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm... Seizures, blackouts, eye strain, repetitive injury, choking hazard... Never operate in dangerous, hazardous or public areas where use is not permitted (high voltage power lines, train stations, airports, trains)... Ensure that no one is standing nearer than 1 yard (1 meter) from Sphero when in operation and that you keep a safe distance between the ball and people, animals and property..."

"Is Your Cell Phone Putting You at Risk?"

It's never a good idea to allow a child to talk on a cell
phone held close to the head!
"Is Your Cell Phone Putting You at Risk?"
by Dr. Mercola

The war rages on about the safety of cell phones. Depending on which side of the argument you listen to, there’s either nothing to fear, or your phone is causing grave harm when it comes into close contact with your body. Where does the real truth lie?

The year 2014 marked the first time in history that there were officially more mobile devices than people in the world – approximately 7.2 billion.

Although significantly lower, the number of cell phone users is forecast to reach 4.77 billion by the year 2017.