Is Your Computer Killing You?
September 6, 2017: Many years ago, people used to think that smoking cigarettes was good for you. Doctors used to prescribe smoking to cure lung ailments. People who grew tobacco and made cigarettes were proud that they made a product that was good for people.
Then the research began to pile up, and gradually it became clear that smoking cigarettes was deadly.
Cigarettes are NOT a harmless diversion, and the very real benefits of weight loss and extra mental sharpness that you get from smoking are more than outweighed by the longer-term risk of cancer.
Are Computers The Next Cigarettes?
Move forward in time to 2017. Most people think that the computers they use are either a pleasant, harmless way to connect to the world or a useful business and educational tool. Programmers and techies are proud to make educational products that help people.
When Steve Jobs died of cancer, no one really wanted to say that maybe his iPhone caused his cancer. There was too much money in it.
In late 2016, I had an “Oh Shit” moment when I realized that the product that I had devoted my life to, language learning software, fundamentally is just like cigarettes. The computers that you use to run our software are deadly.
Like cigarettes, the health risks accumulate slowly, but in the end, the computer you are reading this on, and smoking cigarettes, will both kill you just as dead.
So What Should You Do?
Immediately install Iris eye protection software on all the computers where you use our website. https://iristech.co/ Set the software to the programming setting when using our website. Our site will look different, but it will work just fine. This will minimize your blue light exposure risk.
There are many different ways that computers negatively affect your health. It is possible to build less dangerous computers. Probably the most important way that computers negatively affect your health is to ruin your body’s chronobiology, by shining intense blue light in your eyes every time you look at them. Essentially you are telling your body that it’s 12:00 noon every time you look at a computer screen.
This ruins your sleep and puts you on the road to disease and an early death.
This article will be revised several times over the next week to give you more details about how to minimize the health risks of computers.