The podcast above made me think a little.
In the film The Golden Compass, the characters have dæmons that are animals who are always with them. They share pain, emotions and everything else and must always be together and protect each other.
It made me realise that for many of us, the humble phone is a dæmon in that it is very rarely away from us. I take my phone to the toilet at work purely from a security point of view, but it does stay in the bathroom when I have a shower at home, either playing podcasts or music.
It also comes to lunch with me, navigates me in the car and accompanies me on every break. It is like Judy Murray watching Andy Murray- it is always there.
I see this in most people I know in that their phones are always with them.
So, how about you? Think about it, how often is your phone not with you during a normal day?