“Humanity at a Crossroads: New Insights into Technology Risks for Humans and the Planet”, San Francisco, Dec. 3, 2019

The Commonwealth Club of California will hold an important program, “Humanity at a Crossroads: New Insights into Technology Risks for Humans and the Planet”, on Tuesday, December 3rd from 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Location: 110 The Embarcadero, San Francisco. Reserve tickets at https://tinyurl.com/yxmqc3fn or 415-597-6705. Tickets: $10 Members/$20 Non-Members/$8 Students.

“Humanity at a Crossroads: New Insights into Technology Risks for Humans and the Planet”


1There is a natural harmony in Nature that humankind has lived within for hundreds of millions of years. Circadian rhythms are embedded in the genomes of almost all life forms. The consumer tech and telecommunications sectors are increasingly disconnecting us from those natural, well-balanced rhythms, in obvious, as well as some little known, but critically important, ways.


Today’s program will present the biological and health effects of both natural electromagnetic waves innate to the body, and man-made electromagnetic waves from wireless technologies, including concerns over the coming 4G/5G ‘antenna densification’. It will also include the mental health and relational impacts of tech overuse and addiction. Importantly, new scientific understanding will be shared about what is driving the biological effects, which relates to our body being mostly comprised of water.


99% of our biomolecules are water (60-70% by weight). It is known that stable, coherent molecular fields create harmonic, healthy, high vitality systems.


New research by a European team, including a former Telecom Industry Director of Research & Development, shows how electromagnetic fields, such as from cell phones and antenna infrastructure, have instant influence on all of our biological system upon exposure, destroying the coherence of water molecules throughout our bodies. This then impairs the ability to auto-regulate, or maintain homeostasis, with profound downstream physical and mental health effects.


The cascade of effects related to chaotic molecular fields include: negative impacts on brain function, attention, memory, learning capacity, moods, intelligence, the ability to feel connected to the ‘bigger whole’, or the quantum field, and much more. The insights from this research reveal an entirely new, previously unknown mechanism of action whereby water is playing an important role in the means by which Radiofrequency Radiation emitted by wireless technologies (as well as other pollutants) changes biology, with system-wide effects.


We will learn, as well, that the emerging understanding of the changeable nature of water also instructs on how coherence in chaotic water molecules can be naturally restored, including potentially in cases of polluted bodies of water, and in soil and groundwater systems damaged by fertilizers and pesticides.


Join us for provocative presentations about technology risks to humanity with highly informed thought leaders on this subject.


Dolf ZantingeDolf Zantinge
International businessman and humanitarian


Dolf Zantinge is a pioneer IT entrepreneur with a background in fiber optics, telecommunications, data mining, enterprise solutions and artificial intelligence. Early in his career, he co-founded Syllogic, an international IT firm integrating artificial intelligence, machine learning and database management systems, sold eventually to Perot Systems, where he became a European Director. Later he worked for KPN, the largest Dutch telecommunications company, where, as Director of IT, he was responsible for IT Research and Development for new technology. He went on to found and Chair UNET, one of the first fiber optics companies in Europe. He is widely published in the field of technical innovation and the influence of technology on society, and is an adviser to organizations and governments on issues relating to innovation, clean tech and renewable energy. Dolf’s career took an unusual turn when he pursued the study of Chinese Medicine/Acupuncture and began seriously exploring the biological impacts of electromagnetic frequencies. For the past two decades, his focus, along with collaborator, veterinarian, Eric Laarakker, DVM, and a team of scientists, has been on deepening understanding in this area, and has included research in biophotonics, water, light, and system physiology. Together they have documented important new insights about the physiological effects of electromagnetic fields, including, importantly, effects on many biological systems, including the brain, that are expected to be game changing for the telecommunications industry. This former telecom executive cautions wireless exposures, with presently used frequencies, are biologically disruptive in ways that have not previously been understood.


Karl MaretKarl Maret, M.D., M.Eng.
Researcher in Electromagnetic Fields


Dr. Karl Maret is President of Dove Health Alliance, a non-profit foundation in Aptos, CA, and Senior Research Fellow at the National Institute for Science, Law and Public Policy in Washington, D.C. He holds an M.D. degree, a Masters in Biomedical Engineering and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, and in addition, earlier in his career he worked in electromagnetic field (EMF) research for the Canadian military. Dr. Maret’s technical and medical qualifications make him uniquely capable of addressing both present-day concerns about the biological and health effects of electromagnetic fields, as well as questions about the new, more complex aspects of next generation 4G and 5G technologies. He educates physicians on the biological impacts of communication technologies, such as cell phones, wireless electronics, ‘smart’ meters and antenna infrastructure; on ways patients can optimize resilience; and on approaches to remediation. He serves on the Advisory Board of the Building Biology Institute, a training institute for architects, engineers, health practitioners and environmental consultants  that addresses the vital and complex interrelationship between the natural and built environments. In addition to expertise in electromagnetic fields, Dr. Maret is also expert in numerous emerging disciplines within Energy Medicine, such as frontier healing modalities using sound and light. He has presented at many international conferences on these topics, including giving annual presentations for over a decade at the German Society for Energy and Informational Medicine.


nick k 2 (2)Nicholas Kardaras, PhD
Founder, CEO, Omega Recovery (Austin) & Maui Recovery (Hawaii)
Mental Health & Digital Addiction Expert


Dr. Nicholas Kardaras, PhD is an internationally renowned expert in addiction, mental health and impacts of the digital age. He is author of the best-selling book, Glow Kids: How Screen Addiction is Hijacking Our Kids—and How to Break the Trancethe seminal book on the clinical, neurological and sociological impacts of Tech Addiction, now available in 10 languages. Dr. Kardaras has clinically worked with over 2,000 teens and young people over the past 20 years, has been active in advocating that screen addiction be recognized as a clinical disorder akin to substance addiction, and has developed the most comprehensive treatment protocols to treat this emerging global epidemic. Dr. Kardaras is also the author of “How Plato and Pythagoras Can Save Your Life” (Conari, 2011). He has devoted his life to helping others find their path to recovery, healing and a life of meaning and purpose.


A former Clinical Professor at Stony Brook Medicine, where he specialized in teaching the neurophysiology, psychopathology and the treatment of addiction, Dr. Kardaras has also taught neuropsychology as well as philosophy at the doctoral-level and has worked closely in developing clinical protocols with Dr. Howard Shaffer, Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School and the Director of their Division of Addiction. Today, Dr. Kardaras is increasingly focused on technology’s impacts on humanity as a whole, including under-recognized biological, psychological, emotional and developmental effects.


Camilla Rees 2Camilla Rees, MBA is a former financial industry executive, with experience in investment banking, venture capital and strategic communications, who more recently has been a researcher, author, producer and award-winning health advocate on the subject of the biological and health effects of electromagnetic fields. She founded Electromagnetic Health.org, Campaign for Radiation Free Schools, Manhattan Neighbors for Safer Telecommunications and co-founded the International EMF Alliance, in Oslo, Norway. She is Senior Policy Advisor to the National Institute for Science, Law & Public Policy in Washington, D.C., where she oversees policy papers on electromagnetic fields, the smart grid and telecommunications, including the recent Re-Inventing Wires: The Future of Landlines and Networks”. This paper explains why hard-wired, fiber optics to the premises (FTTP) is superior to wireless access networks and the planned “antenna densification”, and also the safer alternative to ‘5G’.  In 2018, Camilla was awarded “The Jonathan Forman Award by the American Academy of Environmental Medicine for outstanding contribution in the field of Environmental Medicine, and the “2018 Award in Public Health” from the Global Foundation for Integrative Medicines.


“Humanity at a Crossroads: New Insights Into Technology Risks for Humans and the Planet”
is being co-organized by the following groups:

National Institute for Science, Law and Public Policy
American Academy of Environmental Medicine
Moms Across America
Ecological Options Network
The California Brain Tumor Association
UCOT (Unintended Consequences of Technology)
Electromagnetic Safety Alliance
EMF Safety Network
My Street, My Choice!
California Health Coalition Advocacy
Electrosensitive Society
Manhattan Neighbors for Safer Telecommunications
International EMF Alliance

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