Carol has just limped out of her aerobics class, unable to finish due to shortness of breath. (Safe, 1995) This recurring condition eventually snowballs into an interiority complex, relieved only by self-hypnotic allergy afflictions. She decides to attend the Wrenwood Institute in New Mexico to heal the issue. The illness appears to be the best thing that happens to Carol, specifically while dealing with the matters of her isolation in suburban Los Angeles. She considers her illness an enlightenment and interprets her own refusal to participate in group therapy discussions as a desire to keep the illness.
Subsequently Per Segerbäck, an engineer at Ericsson, gets Electromagnetic Hyper-Sensitivity because he is overexposed to telecom fields he’s developing at work. The company responds by providing him with a metal-shielded workspace, a protective suit, and even a modified Volvo. Eventually he has to move to an iron-shielded cabin, isolated from telecom radiation.
Groups of Bedouins meanwhile use the now outmoded telecom network, Mr. Segerbäck helped engineer, for illicit exchange in the deserts of Sinai and Jordan. They found potential in the deficiency.