2. Lif3 Smartchip
It plays on fears that non-ionizing radiation causes cancer
despite a lack of compelling scientific evidence. Even Ricky Ponting’s Foundation
cheerfully endorsed this device as potentially-saving young Australians. But the pseudo-science ignores the fact that most mobile device usage is done when looking at the screen and not when pressed against heads, that we live in a world of ubiquitous ionizing and non-ionizing radiation saturation and that isolating mobile phone emissions over 40 years in order to draw conclusions of cancer-causing effects is as ridiculous as it is impossible. Nonetheless, there are people who feel that they might be affected by invisible waves and this can act as some sort of safe-space for them to feel a bit better – like homeopathic pain-relief pills.
If you want to go the whole hog, you can even buy these RF-proof underpants
with silver strands turning them into a Faraday cage.
The only issue? Science can’t actually demonstrate that this isn’t all real, and much of the human race could yet die out in a generation. So maybe it's better to be safe than sorry and embrace the quackery, eh?