Digital Jersey Blog
I recently attended a talk from Ben Hammersley, futurologist, writer and board member of Digital Jersey. He began by pointing out that technology is physical; apparently 90% of people that have had a smart phone for at least 1 year will feel it vibrate in their pocket when it has not. 45% of people that have had a phone in the last year will feel it vibrate in their pocket when they are holding it in their hand. This is called Disassociated Phantom Vibration, which I did not know it existed until I listened to this talk from Ben and I have to own up to being one of the 45%! Ben had some other really interesting points about the adoption of technology, not just the physical manifestation as described above, but also the cultural embodiment it creates, sounds surreal at first but its not.