The flash rate of the screens is programmed to put your brain into a semi sleep state, hypnotic, to keep us asleep. The less time in front of screen, the faster the awakening
Hi, I'm an electronics technician by day. That statement is invalid.
The refresh rate of televisions is different depending upon the encoding method used, be it analog signals, digital signals and there are different types of encoding within those two basic categories. Just off the top of my head Cathode ray tubes and LCD's can run on 50Hz, 60Hz or 100Hz, Hz = cycles per second. Ever watched a television on television, notice they flicker? A mismatch between the speed the camera captures the image and the television on cameras refresh rate. TV's are designed so our eyes see only the image, not the gaps between.
Also I'm from Australia and we have a totally different encoding type to the USA. Engineers design this stuff, not governments.
In saying that time away from monitors is a good thing
While I am a tech my phone is old and just makes calls/txts, I visit few forums (this is one of them) and my facebook account has actual people I know on it. I also don't play any games on facebook, I keep in contact with my friends and ignore the ads. I also like cars
Also I think your 1984 metaphor should be switched to Brave New World - Being kept entertained, dumbed down, not oppressed as such.
Good luck with your endevours.