Phantom Phone Sensations (update)

Following our earlier article regarding Phantom Phone Sensations (i.e. the sensation that one’s phone is ringing when in reality isn’t) we can now draw attention to a more recent research project from professor Robert Rosenberger of the Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Public Policy, Atlanta, US. He writes, in Computers in Human Behavior, 52 (2015) 124–131, regarding ‘An experiential account of phantom vibration syndrome’.
The professor’s paper explores, in some depth, what the prevalence of phantom vibration syndrome might mean for our contemporary relationships with technology – noting, however, that :

“The remarkable prevalence of phantom vibration syndrome appears to reveal something about our contemporary technological situation. But considering the scantiness of the empirical data, and considering the deep differences between the theoretical accounts of those data on offer, it is not possible to say at this time with any certainty exactly what that ‘something’ is.”

BONUS: Professor Robert Rosenberger has also written : On the hermeneutics of everyday things: or, the philosophy of fire hydrants for AI & Society (2016).

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