By Catherine J. Frompovich
Here’s one for the record books, that’s Ripley’s Believe It Or Not edition, if it’s still in print.
According to a December 2012 BBC news report, “Boeing uses potatoes instead of people to test wi-fi.” I wonder what those potatoes in sacks had to say about how their brains reacted. Oh, sorry! Potatoes don’t have brains—or do they?
According to the BBC,
Boeing’s engineers did a number of tests to ensure that passengers would get the strongest possible wi-fi signal while in the air, all while meeting safety standards that protect against interference with an aircraft’s electrical systems. [CJF emphasis] [But not protect passengers!]
Did those tests include non-thermal adverse events results Wi-Fi microwaves produce while operating at 2.4 GHz or above? Spuds cannot answer those questions or participate in such necessary tests.