The widespread implementation of microwave technology and installation of microwave towers could have a more oppressive purpose. Mind control has been researched for decades, certainly by both america and russia.
Some people claim to be sensitive to electrical devices, although this has been shown to be psychosomatic in many properly conducted studies, this phenomenon might now provide a basis for some of their claims.
Anyone on /. should be familiar with the clicking buzzing noise, which appears before a mobile phone rings, induced in the cables or electronics of an amplified speaker. This is an everyday demonstration that a appropriately resonant device is quite capable of incidentally registering ubiquitous microwave communication signals.
It is not a massive leap to suggest that parts of the human ear might be sensitive to the motion due to thermal changes associated with a microwave signal. The question is are our governments already using this technology on the general population?