Five Things NOT To Gift To A Loved One This Holiday Season If You Have A Heart Or A Brain (Or A Soul)

Five Things NOT To Gift To A Loved One This Holiday Season If You Have A Heart Or A Brain (Or A Soul) By Patricia Burke If you or you loved one have a heart and a brain, including your dog, cat, gerbil, mouse, gecko, or parrot, there are a number of reasons why you might not want to give a wireless or surveillance-capable gift this year. Making a Mouse Through Better Chemistry? My high school chemistry teacher, Mr. Plati, was part scientist and part entertainer. The first day of…

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Why We Need 5G’s Self-Driving Cars and Virtual Reality Like a Hole in the Head

Why We Need 5G’s Self-Driving Cars and Virtual Reality Like a Hole in the Head By Patricia Burke The 1960’s television series Lost in Space featured a “Class M-3, Model B9, General Utility Non-Theorizing Environmental Robot (G.U.N.T.E.R.), which had no given name. The machine was endowed with superhuman strength and futuristic weaponry. It often displays human characteristics, such as laughter, sadness, and mockery.”[1]  The robot accompanied its human companion around the galaxy. “5G” is not this. R2-D2 is the robot adored by the generation of fans who grew up with…

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It’s Time to Break Up the Forced Child-Bride Marriage Between Solar, Sustainability, and Smart Meters

It’s Time to Break Up the Forced Child-Bride Marriage Between Solar, Sustainability, and Smart Meters By Patricia Burke In 2009, utilities across the U.S. began installing new two-way wireless electric smart meters on homes. With economic stimulus funding from the federal government, investor-owned utilities were all too happy to have a shovel-ready scheme and a guaranteed rate of return on investment. Citizens were told that the meters would give them “more control over their energy usage.” Investors were happy, buoyed by state and local regulations encouraging (and in some cases…

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