posted on Jan, 12 2005 @ 02:35 AM
Times have changed and technology is the main "toy" today. Kids also do not go out as much due to the fear by their parents of abduction. Despite
the fact that the vast majority of attacks on children are by people known to them. We also have heightened fears due to the media being able to
report anything from anywhere in hours. I doubt 100 years ago people in towns a couple of hundred miles away from each other would have been
"informed" of an abduction. The world is in essence much smaller and thus the volume of bad news is apparently much greater than it actually is.
I find the report interesting. Clearly the government does not want to say mobile phones are bad otherwise the industry would go ballistic. On the
other hand increasing evidence indicates problems so they also cannot say/do nothing since the future will catch up them very quickly and the voters
will go ballistic. Hence the decision to warn against the use by under 8's.
As for me, I've never had a mobile and never will. It's a microwave transmitter. Now do the math wrt distant squared from your head wrt distance
squared to the base station, plus maximum working distance plus minimum detectable power.....no thanks ! Still nowhere as bad as the older satellite
based mobiles, wow!