Biology makes you a slave to your mobile devices

Biology makes you a slave to your mobile devices || “Are You A Victim Of Phantom Vibration Syndrome?”

A fairly interesting piece about how we’re driven to do certain kinds of activities based on seeing other people doing those activities (i.e., seeing someone smoking makes smokers want to light up).  The most insightful portion of the article focuses in on the notion that when we’re constantly checking our devices we’re really checking out from reality:

“Apart from habit, Phantom Vibration Syndrome is also about not being fully present. As much as we all believe we’re skilled multi-taskers, for the record, we’re not. Quite simply, we’re no longer fully present. By this I mean emotionally as opposed to physically. We think we are, we think we’re participating in the conversation, but in reality, we’re not.”