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Low-radiation mobile communications – a vision


While browsing through one of the latest issues of “Schrot & Korn” (04/24) I noticed an advertisement with the slogan “…Mobile communications are now available in organic..." on

 – First reaction: – How is that supposed to work???
So I tried to find some answers…

A search on the provider’s website www.amiva.de revealed some very interesting aspects:

  • The company’s involvement in ecological and social projects
  • Use of green electricity in operations
  • They offer refurbished phones from refurbed and devices from fairphone to reduce electronic waste
  • A chain of measures is being used to reduce the ecological footprint of mobile communications technology

All in all, these are very commendable steps in the right direction, but unfortunately one important point is left out:

Radiation emissions

What about the radiation, the electromagnetic pollution from the antenna masts and the many end devices? How do you plan to get that under control?

Unfortunately, it is becoming increasingly clear that this type of environmental pollution also damages nature and people like a slow poison. – Read more on www.elektro-sensibel.de ....

However, hardly anyone wants to do without their "smart" phone. These things are simply too practical, combining a telephone, pocket computer and camera in one device. In addition, there are practically no public telephones anymore...

Outlook & Solutions

Truly intelligent management for mobile communications

So the first step is to use the devices with as little radiation as possible.

I have already explained how to wire these devices using an adapter, i.e. how to put them on a leash: Disarm smartphone  – Data transfer then via landline (LAN), mobile data off, only telephone function…

It is about questioning the current network structures; there is a lot of potential for improvement here.

Vision

Now we have to think about all of this further and, above all, think about it in a new way. This is the only way to get out of the mental trap we are in when we only ever point out what is going wrong and what we don't want. Instead of giving too much energy to these "misdevelopments", we have to point out what we want, i.e. the state (the situation) we would like to have!

That is why I resort to the means of utopia, which for me means a positive, life-affirming view of the future, the opposite of which is dystopia, e.g. Orwell's 1984, in which gloomy prospects are prophesied - there are more than enough of those...

– Then, from the point of view of the future (future perfect), one can consider which steps led to this result?

A solution to the issue of mobile communications, i.e. a vision for this in the near future, could therefore look like this:

Fixed network drivers as an integral part of the operating systems

LAN drivers are already integrated as an integral part of the operating system used, which means that when you plug in the wireless connection, it is automatically "cut off" and you are only asked to confirm. All data traffic then runs over the landline. The battery is also charged at the same time. Conversely, the wireless connection is automatically started up when you unplug it...

Mobile phone becomes landline phone

Since calls have only been made via VoIP, i.e. Internet technology, for a number of years now, the telephone function of mobile phones is now also implemented via the LAN (WLAN has been around for a long time). Here, the device, including the telephone number, is registered on the landline network when it is plugged in using the automatic functions of the operating system. To do this, the telephone providers simply installed the appropriate software updates in their switching centers.
This has the advantage that no matter where you plug in (at home, at work, at a hotel, etc.), you can be reached at your number without any radiation. Conversely, when you unplug, you are automatically logged back into the mobile network...

Intelligent device connection management

In the past, the way the connection was established was that when reception was poor, the devices would transmit at full power in order to somehow establish a connection. This drained the battery and caused massive amounts of useless and harmful radiation.

Instead, when reception is poor (underground car park, elevator, etc.), all wireless connections are automatically switched to standby (also a function of the operating system) - then you cannot be reached there, but what intelligent person wants to make phone calls in such places?

If you are staying “deep” in a building for a longer period of time, it is advisable to “plug in” in order to be online and reachable. When reception improves, the connections are reactivated and you can then be reached again on your mobile.

For use in a car or truck (shielding metal body), easy-to-install hands-free devices with an external antenna and adapters for plugging in the various mobile phones are available as accessories for retrofitting. Here too, the operating system recognizes the connection to the hands-free device when plugged in and the device automatically switches from the integrated antenna to the external antenna, and hands-free calling is automatically activated. By "plugging in" the device, it is also secured in the vehicle. Vehicle manufacturers are already installing these hands-free devices as standard in their new models.

Intelligent network structures

In the past, every provider (Telekom, Vodafone, O²) operated its own network with its own radio masts and everything that goes with it. It could happen that you were in a dead zone with a Vodafone cell phone, for example, but you still had reception with a Telekom cell phone...

This led to the insane conclusion that Germany was full of dead spots…

The demand for "One network for all!" has finally been implemented here - and via a single network operator - similar to the railways. For a while, compulsory "roaming" was also under discussion, whereby the user is automatically switched to another network when necessary.

However, due to political pressure, the changing mood among the population and, not least, for cost reasons, a decision was taken to opt for this solution, in which the individual radio tower GmbHs were merged into a common holding company.

Instead of erecting entire forests of antennas, as was done in many cities in the past, they have now agreed on common locations and limited the transmission power of the systems to the necessary minimum. This has made it possible to reduce the worst of the antenna proliferation.

The network's performance is now also regulated according to demand, so that when usage is low, the transmission power is reduced and only increased again when necessary. A lot has also been achieved with clever location selection, on the one hand to ensure reception and on the other to keep the impact on residents as low as possible...

Furthermore, the focus in mobile communications is now on outdoor coverage (streets, squares, etc.) in order to keep the transmission power and thus the load in buildings to a minimum. If you absolutely want to have reception inside a building (e.g. public facility with public access), an external antenna can be installed to which a converter is connected inside to transmit the signal - however, this must be indicated at the entrance. Otherwise, it is recommended to plug in mobile devices indoors if possible....
In the course of these developments, under pressure from an increasingly critical public and health insurance companies, the unreasonably high limits have already been reduced by a factor of 1000. A further reduction is under discussion. An expert council is currently being established, consisting of radio engineers, doctors, biologists, administrative experts, lawyers and consumer advocates, who are working on proposed solutions.

Similar solutions have also been implemented in public transport (bus and train). In trains, there are now compartments with radio converters as well as compartments without radio converters, but with the option of plugging in your mobile phone.

Furthermore, for cost reasons, the company has decided not to expand mobile communications in remote regions and nature reserves, and unprofitable locations have been closed down. Even remote towns now have a fiber optic connection. Some regions are now even successfully advertising that there are "white zones" there.

The reactions of people and nature to the removal of pulsed microwave radiation are being observed there. The influx of electrosensitive and health-conscious people has brought new life to many remote villages. These "white zones" are marked by signs indicating that you are leaving the area of ​​mobile phone reception - there are also signs indicating where the next place with a fiber optic connection can be found.

All of these measures have not only reduced radiation exposure, but also significantly reduced the network's power consumption. These cost savings have freed up funds for the nationwide expansion of the fiber optic network, as well as for research and new developments.

Different usage behavior

  • People think twice before they have to make phone calls or send messages about every trivial matter
  • Longer phone calls with friends or family are made radiation-free via a landline phone or a wired mobile
  • The latest film with your favorite actress, the latest episode of your favorite series or the soccer game of your favorite team can be watched on a large screen at home, at a friend's house or in the pub, instead of on the go on the mini screen of your phone - mobile transmission of video data in particular eats up transmission capacity and causes strong radiation emissions! - This way, capacity can be freed up and burdens reduced...
  • So not every amateur video you make of your dog or cat is immediately posted on social media
  • The same goes for every photo you took on a trip into nature or to a tourist attraction…
  • Instead of immediately “googling” every question that comes up, try first to see if you can find an answer yourself
  • In general, it has become fashionable to train one’s own skills again instead of handing everything over to digital helpers
  • People go out into nature to find peace and relaxation. When hiking in the mountains or going on excursions to remote regions, they no longer take rash risks, as they can no longer easily call for help anywhere and at any time using their cell phones. The number of rescue operations by mountain rescue services and others has drastically decreased since then.
  • People are placing less and less value on the latest model of their own phone and more on durability – by the time they finally “see” all the new features, the manufacturer will probably have already released a new model with more “vital” features…
  • You seriously think about whether you actually need all these functions – or whether a simpler device would do the job?
  • In some circles it is now even totally hip to just use an old keypad cell phone without any additional functions.
  • Instead of having to be reachable everywhere via mobile, “digital detox” is gaining more and more followers.
  • Instead of having contacts only via social media as before, people now maintain more analogue contacts with friends, neighbours, colleagues and family
  • etc…

Conclusion

As “utopian” as all this may sound to some, in our own interest (health, nature conservation) we ultimately only have the option of taking “different” paths…

With a little “goodwill” from network providers, device manufacturers, administration, politics and of course consumers, this vision could be turned into reality in order to drastically reduce radiation exposure, resource requirements (rare earths, lithium) and energy consumption – without any significant loss in mobile accessibility!

This would make mobile communications at least somewhat “organic”

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.Electro(hyper)sensitivity

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Written by George Vor

Since the topic of "damage caused by mobile communications" is officially hushed up, I would like to provide information about the risks of mobile data transmission using pulsed microwaves.
I would also like to explain the risks of uninhibited and unthinking digitization...
Please also visit the reference articles provided, new information is constantly being added there..."

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