A divide: Wi-Fi lovers & Wi-Fi refugees

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Published on May 11, 2016 with 2 Comments

So it turns out that the British truly love Facebook and are willing to make any number of unusual sacrifices for it. While sunshine is the number one, most vital thing in their lives, the Brits would choose an Internet connection instead of clean, drinking water. No word on whether they were offered a choice of beer, wine or chocolates – which is the problem with such surveys. Then again, the techno loving Brits would forego fresh vegetables, fruit, showers and flush toilets in order to have access to Facebook. Perhaps it could be said that there’s no “smell test” to be passed on Facebook. However, it should be noted that the British aren’t as enthusiastic about Twitter. They would drop it like it’s – well you get the idea.
An ad for free wireless Internet at libraries in Denmark.

But at the same time, it is said that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction, all of would explain why there are Wi-Fi refugees. Yes, you read that correctly. These are people who go many extra miles to escape from connectivity. It turns out that five percent of Americans may actually suffer from Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity. This means they are sickened in a very real way when exposed to the “rays” from cell phones, Wi-Fi and the like. They suffer from headaches, fatigue and more. Some sufferers have been known to live in a Faraday Cage but others can live freely in Green Bank, West Virginia where wireless is banned. You can’t hear them anytime. It provides an electronically uncluttered area for the U.S. Military and others. But plans are in place to change that.

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  1. nice read. i have never heard of a britain or Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity.

  2. great post