It is an interesting concept to review a story to avoid making the same mistakes. The following article, analyzes the similarities between human reactions to a catastrophe like the Titanic and compares it with what’s going on today, in regards to the epidemic of eye damage, due to use of device screens.
The Titanic collided with a large Iceberg on April 14, 1912 at 23:40 local time and 1,513 people died, many of them could have been saved, if they had acted with minimal prudence. What interests us in this analysis is to study what was done before the collision and during the time between the collision and the collapse.
Reports on Icebergs
The day of the accident, Titanic received a total of nine warning messagesfrom 5 ships about the existence of Icebergs in the area in which it sailed. The Californian sent a total of 4 warnings, the last one at 22:40, when the radio operator of the Titanic Jack Philips answered it, “Shut up, shut up! You are interfering with my signal! I'm busy! I am in communication with Cabo Race!”
The Titanic never slowed down despite the 9 warnings.
It is with curiosity to note that just as all of these other ships warned the Titanic of the icebergs in the area, the data and warnings that device screens can irreversibly damage the vision began to be published in 2013. Since that time, together with other research groups, we have been warning about this serious issue and, on more than one occasion, they have asked us to “shut up.”
The reaction time
For any risk or a warning, we have a reaction time that can be divided into two parts. The first would be the time that elapses from the first warning of the possible risk until it is confirmed - this is comparable to what we have exposed about the risks of possible eye damage previously, with ships in the North Atlantic Ocean alerted the risk hours prior to the time Titanic collided with the iceberg. The second and, where we should act more quickly and diligently, is when the damage is confirmed, to respond in an immediate and urgent manner to reduce its impact.
The lies told to calm people down
25 minutes after Titanic’s first impact, Captain Edward J. Smith gathered his crew ordering them to remove the tarps from the lifeboats. Unconceivably, even when it was known that there would be no solution to the sinking ship, the crew provided lifejackets for the passengers and told them that it was a simulation practice. As a result, the majority of passengers chose to stay in their cabins to stay warm and sleep, only a few went on deck.
Again, there is a similarity between what happened with this horrific event and what’s happening with the serious problem of toxic light emitted from screens. Just like Titanic’s crew, a lot of professionals, reassure the population that there is not much danger from blue light. The tale is told so people can stay away from the actual truth about the damages we are up against with screen usage as a society - the irreversible loss of vision. The simulation effect personified here by those is that “blue light from screens only slightly affects our sleep.”
The guilty slowness
The naval architect of Titanic who was also on board confirmed at 00:05 that the ship would sink in or about two hours however, women and children were not ordered to board the lifeboats until 00:25.
At 00:40 the first lifeboat that left Titanic was number 7, an hour after the ship collided with the iceberg, which is an absolute barbarity! Although Titanic had lifeboats for a total of 1,178 people out of the 2,227 that were on the ship, the first boat was lowered with only 28 people on board of the 65 seats that were available. Many did not want to leave their cabins and get on lifeboats because of the confusion, understatement and misrepresentation of the truth by the crew who acted in tranquility as if nothing that bad is happening. This was also the reason why the passengers on the first lifeboat were mostly men. Women and children stayed behind. At 0:43, boat number 5 with 35 people on board went to the sea. The number 3 at 00:55 with 32 people and, at 1:05 lifeboat number 1, with a capacity of 40, was lowered to the sea with only 12 people on board.
All true experts in blue light know the fact that the damages to the eyes are no longer a probability but that it is a reality. And, how do those affected are reacting? The well-informed, who are few, much like the ones during the sinking of the Titanic, are protected with Reticare except those confused by the liesof the "crew" trying to reassure them that everything’s all right. Although it is essential to protect themselves, they still quite don’t believe the evident.
In May, 2019, the French government acknowledged that retinal damage produced by LED light occurs, which should be enough to trigger other entities to protect their populations. Additionally, the Chinese government, recently banned students from using screens for homework as a result of the first case of a 2-year-old girl with irreversible damage to her eyes, caused by looking at her cell phone. Despite the action these two governments acted upon, the rest of the leaders in the world have not yet taken any action.
The rush to save
As of 01:15, that is, 1 hour and 35 minutes after the collision, the water began to invade the bow of Titanic. At that moment, all of those who had remained on the ship realized that their lives were in grave danger. Third-class passengers, who until then had believed the whole thing was a sham, began to rush to the deck. It was too late for the unfortunate. Out of all the victims, only 38% of the 1st class died, while around 75% of the victims were among the 3rd class passengers.
Incredibly, at 1:45 lifeboat number 2, with a capacity of 40, was lowered to the sea with only 18 people. The disorder caused by the mismanagement of information by the crew resulted in a chaos and of the 1,178 seats that would have been available in the lifeboats, only 711 were used - that is, almost 500 people died unnecessarily. According to the British commission of investigation, 1,513 died in the accident, so that almost a third could have been saved, had it been done with due diligence.
In the epidemic of eye damage caused by device screens, we have not yet arrived to the point of panic at this time, although we can say the “feet of those who are already affected are close to touching the waters,” so to speak…which is more than 80% of people experiencing symptoms. The interpretation of the “main actors” is still unclear and, in some cases, belligerent with the current reality.
The social class effect is also a factor in this case. From the perspective of being well informed, due to "False News" and the effort on the part of some actors that the problem is not recognized, it has become more difficult to understand what is really happening.
Most remained on Titanic, oblivious to the serious threat. Similarly, most are not aware of the consequences from using screens without protection. If you receive this article it is because you have already begun to protect yourself. However, almost all of the people around you are still lost, unaware or contaminated with misinformation. We at Reticare, feel the enormous responsibility of making this reality reach those affected and, unfortunately, it is not possible to reach everyone. You cannot imagine how important it can be for a family member, a friend or for a co-worker who does not know the situation, if you share this message with them.
When it is concerning your eyes, it is not a “simulation” effect and your eyes are on their way in sinking, little by little, into the abyss of vision loss. You need the best lifeboat that is built with the best materials: the best science, knowledge and experience. World leader in eye protection, Reticare is not about avoiding to get on a boat or giving up sailing (and in this case using your devices) rather, it is about protecting your vision, the most precious gift we have, with the best available technology,
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