Digitalization and mobile communications are issues everyone is talking about these days. They polarize strongly. Is this technology a blessing or a curse? Must progress prevail at last over the die-hard conservatives who would still prefer to use the “bush drum”. Or are the progressive forces consistently hiding the hazards? In her lecture Anke Kern gives an insight into her 15 years of research. She gives a closer look at facts that are consistently kept hidden from the public. People need to know these facts in order to be able to deal with this technology and to draw the right conclusions.