Is “Smart” Technology Smart?

P. J. Sullivan There is a wireless revolution going on. From “smart” phones to “smart” grids to Wi-Fi to unmanned drones to driverless cars, everything seems to be going wireless, with little or no consideration of the consequences to human health. There are red flags linking wireless radiation to serious disorders:  leukemia, brain tumors, heart arrhythmias,…

Why Nothing Works — Part II

  Steve Naidamast The continuous mix of poorly produced software and/or its misuse in daily life is having an increasingly degenerative effect on the lives of those who use it, especially when software is misused to the extent that younger generations are now adapting to it with mobile computing devices. A recent paper clinically demonstrates…

The Greediest Generation

Stuart Lyle.  Introduction by William Astore. Ah, the Smart Phone generation.  I see my students gazing into them, texting with them, flipping through photos, watching videos, taking photos, you name it.  Smart phones promise to link us together, but they paradoxically encourage selfish and anti-social behavior as well.  People are more atomistic and narcissistic as…