Electrical engineering may seem like a boring profession, especially if the first person that comes to mind is the public utility repairman who fixed the neighborhood power grid. I think the radiation will be same or a little more as normal use of mobile phones. The latest solution to the problem of getting video onto mobile phones has come from Samsung. Samsung is producing a special chip which can be installed in a variety of devices including portable video players, lap top computers, and of course mobile phones. A device with this special chip set in it will be able to receive special over he air digital TV signals that are broadcast exclusively for viewing on mobile devices. Right now the plan is for local TV stations to broadcast the digital TV signals for mobile devices (including phones) along side a separate transmission for full sized TV’s. It’s not clear at this point whether there’s some technical reason for a separate transmission, or if it’s a purely commercial decision so that advertising or other content can be customized to mobile users. In any case, it could be a relatively low cost, as well as commercially and technically viable way to enjoy TV on mobile devices. Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, Ed. D. is listed on The University of California’s website as an “affective neuroscientist and human development psychologist who studies the neural, psychophysical and psychological bases of emotion, social interaction and culture and there implications for development and schools. During a 2009 study, Ms. Immordino-Yang and one of her researchers “studied the response of volunteers to real-life stories to induce compassion for physical or social pain.” ( The Telegraph). This scientist’s opinions and research have proved to be credible sources to back up my theory of social media being a curse. Through her study in 2009 Ms. Immordino used brain imaging to confirm that “humans sort information and respond quickly to signs of physical pain in others, but admiration and compassion- two of the social emotions that define humanity-take much longer.” (The Telegraph). She believes that all of the fast paced news feeds and social networks are not allowing us the proper amount of time it takes to let our natural human emotions dissect the information we are taking in. I think the statement made by Manuel Castells, one of USC’s leading sociology experts, puts this all in proper perspective. He said: “Lasting compassion in relation to psychological suffering requires a level of persistent, emotional attention.” I agree, but the problem is, right now our attention spans are smaller than our cell phones. And just like our cell phones, our attention spans keep getting smaller.