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04 July 2023

What are the potential dangers of excessive digitalization, and could we be underestimating the risks associated with Virtual Worlds?

The European Commission’s initiative on Virtual Worlds aims to explore and harness the potential of immersive digital environments for various sectors and applications. By leveraging technologies such as virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), the Commission seeks to drive innovation, enhance user experiences, and promote economic growth.

However, some individuals have raised concerns about the potential health risks associated with excessive digitalization and 5G networks. These concerns stem from the use of higher frequency bands and the deployment of a significantly larger number of small cell antennas. Critics argue that prolonged exposure to electromagnetic radiation emitted by 5G infrastructure may have adverse effects on human health, including increased risk of cancer, neurological disorders, and reproductive issues.

We had the privilege of engaging in a thought-provoking conversation on this topic with Petra Bertová, co-organizer of the Stop 5G Campaign.

About Petra Bertová 


Petra Bertová is an accomplished individual who has made significant contributions in various fields. From 2021 to 2023, she served as a co-organizer of the European Citizens’ Initiative “Stop (((5G)))— Stay connected but protected” at In addition, Petra has a strong background in computer science and artificial intelligence, holding a M.Sc. degree from Comenius University, Slovakia. With extensive experience as a senior developer in PHP, she has demonstrated her expertise in backend and frontend development for control system visualization. Petra’s dedication to her work and involvement in the Stop 5G Campaign exemplify her commitment to protecting the well-being of society while embracing technological advancements.

About Stop 5G Campaign


Europeans for Safe Connections (ESC) is a coalition of European organisations that are aware of adverse consequences of the modern communication technologies. Humans, fauna and flora are harmed by radiation from wireless technologies. Current exposure limits provide insufficient protection — especially for vulnerable people (like children, pregnant women, patients, the elderly), animals, pollinating insects and plants.

Europeans for Safe Connections is the initiator of the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) Stop 5G — Stay Connected but Protected”, that call on the EU for stronger regulation to protect the environment from all the impacts of 5G and digitalization, to protect all life from the harmful effects from wireless radiation and to ensure that exposure guidelines are drawn up by totally independent scientists with the proper biomedical and medical expertise.