I enjoy sharing stories of businesses that are thriving while bucking the current wireless trend. Once such business is Equator Coffee in Mill Valley, California: Recently, I had the opportunity to spend some time in Mill Valley and noticed that hardly anyone in this very popular cafe was on a laptop. How could this be?… Read More
No Tech Zone (Inspirational Video)
I lived in San Francisco for 15 years. It used to be one of the most incredible cities in the world – mostly because of the spirit of the people. The current tech boom has pushed out a lot of the creative people and has changed the city, but this video starts to bring some of… Read More
WiFi Backlash Trend Accelerating
Cafe owners in Sydney are realizing that “Free WiFi” comes at a cost. As The Syndey Morning Herald reports, cafes are starting to limit or ban WiFi so that people will actually have real interactions. It’s economic too – allowing one customer to purchase a $3 coffee and take up a table for five for hours on… Read More
Can We Create New Senses for Humans?
This recent TED talk by David Eagleman is mind opening – literally. He speaks to how humans and animals perceive their environment. He then shows a technology he has developed that allows deaf people to “hear” and that may allow all humans to perceive more. I tend to be skeptical of TED’s unquestioning emphasis on… Read More
Hotel Offers WiFi Kill Switch
This is certainly a positive development. . . The future of hotels is here, and there is much less WiFi. A front page article in the Financial Times this week reported that Villa Stephanie, a German luxury hotel, has introduced a WiFi kill switch that can block all microwave radiation from entering a guest’s room. The hotel has put a copper… Read More
Brilliant (and Funny) Video about EHS
This short film from France is brilliant. Through humor, they show what people dealing with electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS) are going through. A great video to share with your family and friends!
Poetry on Technology
This video is poetry and reflects what many of us are feeling about the technology the now pervades our life. It is simply a reminder to unplug more often and reconnect to the life that is surrounds us…
I wish every neighborhood had a cafe like this. Faraday Cafe recently opened in Vancouver. It’s a two-week experiment with EMF shielding on the walls that blocks out the wireless signals. No laptops, no iPads, no cell phones. Just people talking to each other and reading things that are more than three paragraphs long. Can… Read More
Get Off The Phone
An Entire Generation without Empathy?
The comedian Louis C.K. says it like it is in the video below – giving both wisdom and philosophy. What’s interesting is that he is saying exactly what Dr. Devra Davis shares in this one-minute video . Namely that smart phone addiction may be creating an entire generation of human beings with no capacity to… Read More
“I Forgot My Phone” – A Cultural Tipping Point?
With over 45 million views, this video has obviously struck a cultural nerve. It appears that the negative sociological effects of smart phone addiction are becoming clear to the public. The question is when will the negative biological effects become just as obvious?