Digital Revolution

Today, there are 7 billion people in the world, and at the end of 2018 there were 22 billion connected devices. From smartphones, wifi and laptops to 5G, voice recognition and virtual reality, our digital landscape is a vast and growing one. Technology has defined many pivotal moments in history and is both convenient and useful.

1860

James Clerk Maxwell predicted existence of radio waves and set out basic laws of electromagnetism.

1868

Christopher Latham Sholes invents modern typewriter and QWERTY keyboard.

1876

First phone call made by Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone.

1888

Liquid crystals, the science behind the LCD dislay, are discovered.

1860

The Turing Machine is proposed by Alan Turing, becoming the foundation for all computers.

1960

Mouse invented by Douglas Engelbart,consisting of wooden shell, circuit board and two metal wheels.

1963

First computer-aided design programme, Sketchpad, is created.

1973

Motorola become first company to develop handheld phone, the DynaTAC 8000X.

1973

Ethernet invented at Xerox PARC, connecting computers together.

1976

Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs launch Apple 1, one of the world’s first personal home computers.

1979

1G is developed in Japan, the first automatic cellular network.

1983

HP creates a touchscreen computer, the HP-150.

1984

Apple launch Machintosh computer with graphical user interface.

1985

Microsoft releases own graphical user interface, Windows 1.

1989

World Wide Web and its fundamental technologies – HTML, URL and HTTP – are invented.

1993

First touchscreen phone, the Simon Personal Communicator, is launched by IBM and BellSouth.

1995

Microsoft introduces first public web browser, Internet Explorer.

1997

Wi-Fi first launched to consumers, and shortly after released for home use.

1998

Google search engine founded by Sergey Brin and Larry Page, originally named “BackRub”.

2007

Apple introduces iPhone, followed by iPad two years later.

2012

WiFi is 4 times faster than when first introduced.

2019

5G is launched, set to be 100 times faster than 4G and 600 times faster than 3G.

Growing in both popularity and usage, devices are vital to our way of life.  In 2020 we have experienced so many changes to the way we live, work and learn and we  are undoubtedly digitally dependent.   The average person spends 24 hours per week on a smartphone alone.  But how many people are aware that their wireless devices emit radiation, also known as electromagnetic frequencies (EMFs).

Studies are ongoing to better understand EMFs and their possible health effects.  Some experts are calling for change to safety standards and for precautions to be taken.  For example 253 scientists from 44 countries are appealing to the UN to consider the potential biological impact of telecommunications technology. 

However the advise from Public Health England is that the current exposure is well within the internationally agreed levels published in the ICNIRP Guidelines and as such there should be no consequences for public health.

The ICNIRP Guidelines include safety standards for what is known as the thermal heating effect.  The Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) standards are a measure of the rate of RF (radiofrequency) energy absorption by the body from the source being measured – in this case, a mobile phone. SAR provides a straightforward means for measuring the RF exposure characteristics of cell phones to ensure that they are within the safety guidelines set.

But in 2011 the WHO/International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified radiofrequency electromagnetic fields as possibly carcinogenic to humans (Group 2B), based on an increased risk for glioma, a malignant type of brain cancer1, associated with wireless phone use

In light of this classification some people are concerned. 

One reason is just a question of timing.  Most of the devices we use today, such as smartphones, laptops, tablets, weren’t invented that long ago and so long-term exposure studies have not been completed. What we do know though, is that children absorb more radiation than adults.

Our children are growing up in a sea of technology.  

Another reason is the question of non-thermal biological effects from exposure.  Again there is official reassurance that there is no basis for concern.  However some experts studying these effects have called for precaution.  

Many of our customers are seeking peace of mind by using frequency technology to bring beneficial change to the frequencies they are surrounded by.   They want to support their well-being by using harmonisers to improve the quality of their energetic self and the space they live in.  

We’ve created energydots, as a well-being range.  A simple precautionary measure. Find out about the benefits of energydots here.