vaz Most people don't (or don't knowingly) have symptoms so they may notice the lights flicker a little bit, but it doesn't bother them. I remember flourescent lighting in the 80's/90's having really bad flicker sometimes, but it wasn't hurtful to look at, just bothersome.
vaz How the f%%# can I go decades being fine with all kinds of lighting, flickering, frequencies, and suddenly be a gimp.
I know what you mean, it's even extended to electronic devices too. I have a basic DJ controller, and the lights on it are SO bright. Compared to an older DJ mixer I have from the early 2000's (still using LED lights), it is as if brightness/intensity/and color of modern lights has 'gone to 11'. Car lighting nowadays is a genuine concern for me (I don't drive) but on a dark night all you can see is the 'uber white' light of the other cars and it does dazzle/cause glare.
This isn't the first time in history that the human race endured noxious substances/stimuli and then was resolved decades later when the powers that be "know more now than we knew then". Asbestos roofing, lead pipes, cigarettes, CFC's, the list goes on.
The one encouraging thing, at least in my opinion, is that this isn't psychosomatic. We can all pretty much definitively say at this point 'device X/light X makes me feel Y' - granted we all have different sensitivies to modern lighting, however none of us here can use a new computer in 2019. That is not imaginary, something has changed, seemingly overnight to cause these symptoms.
Seagull Often I think we will be the first of many neo-disabled people. Can't walk? no problem, work from home on a computer. Can't use a computer? well you're fucked son.
The thing is, it's not just a computer. How long before we won't be able to watch TV? Go on any games console? Go to the movies? Go out in any publicly-lit area? This is probably a reality now for some people, however I can't help but feel like I have to stockpile old tech and become a hipster for the next 20 years. 🙂