Katherine Albrecht, Ed. D.
On TechnologyBy: Dr. Katherine Albrecht, Ed. D.
Fort Fairfield Journal, May 15, 2013
We all take for granted the technologies that were in existence before we were born, but the technology that comes about after the age of consciousness that we seem to question.
I guess that'as true. I haven't really thought to seriously question the existence of a telephone. I haven't seriously thought to question the existence of a heater- central heating in my home. These are things you just take for granted. Even the light bulb that is lighting my radio studio right now, I haven't really stopped to go, "You know let me weigh that in the balance; do I want it, do I not want it?" I just take it for granted, it's there and that's that.
I'm know that when these things were introduced, by reading the responses from people in those historical timeframes, that there were big debates about these things. Why do we need electric lights in people's homes? What is that going to do to us?
It turns out now that there's new research, just within the last couple of years that is showing that yes, indeed, those early protests even about electric lights were based on reality. We've messed ourselves up because of the lighting alone; it has messed us up in a whole variety of different ways.
We've messed up our own sleep cycles. We're more susceptible to cancer now because of this artificial lighting. We've trashed our relationships with one another because of lighting; something we all totally take for granted.
This editorial was transcribed and adapted for print from a past Katherine Albrecht radio program, by David Deschesne, with her permission. Dr. Katherine Albrecht, Ed. D. is a syndicated radio talk show host on the Genesis Communication Network. Listen to her program live daily, or download her podcast for listening at any time atwww.gcnlive.com Katherine’s website is: www.katherinealbrecht.com her email is: firstname.lastname@example.org