I was a little concerned when I came across this article on MobilitySite, because they’re saying that the increased use of the Wi-Fi technology — so many of us have switched to wireless networking these days because it’s so easier and no more expensive that its wired counterpart, security issues aside — has led to several health problems. Among those cited include headaches, increased fatigue, lack of concentration, and impotence. Okay, maybe not the last one, but you can get over that with some adequate therapy and drugs and stuff. Sorry, what was I talking about again? Oh yeah, lack of concentration…
Granted, it may simply be a version of medical student syndrome, but I found that lately I have been feeling a little out of it. I often feel tired, although I know that I am generally getting an adequate amount of sleep. I may not be the healthiest diner in the world, but I wouldn’t say that I’m suffering from malnutrition or over-eating. My attention span may have suffered in recent years, but I blame that more on the overload of technology and entertainment than anything else. Most people in this generation have short attention spans, I find.
It makes me wonder, though, about the adverse effects of Wi-Fi, given that so much more is being said about potential cancer-causing cell phone use. Could this be another one of those “well, we didn’t know any better” kind of things? Like how Coca Cola used to have cocaine in it?
Time will tell. In the meantime, I’ll put up with the headaches, fatigue, and f^&*ing irritability to entertain you, my loving audience. 🙂