Sunday, March 15, 2009

What's Your Wireless Footprint?

A friend from Intel tells me that by 2010 the number of radio transmitters will exceed 1 trillion!!! Radio - being any modern wireless communication such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G, RFID and so on. This number is scary considering that even today the link between cell phone usage and brain cancer remains. What if the waves of all those wireless devices resonated and then incapacitating some part of the brain or tissue?

I predict that sometime in the near future, we will have wireless footprint calculators a la the carbon ones and individuals/companies will have to offset them annually.

The wireless footprint calculator would take into account the number of radio transmitters and receivers. Some devices such as cell-phones with a longer range might require higher offsets.

I calculate my footprint as about 10-15 radios. What's yours?
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