“The person and the various parts of their brain and the mouse and the monitor are so tightly intertwined that they’re just one thing,” said Anthony Chemero, a cognitive scientist at Franklin & Marshall College. “The tool isn’t separate from you. It’s part of you.”
So long as the results of our interaction with everyday tools are as expected, we are atoned – symbiotic – with them. When the results are not, we are not. We become aware of the disconnect between us and the tools.
Believe it? Read the short article linked above; otherwise, you’ll never know what pink noise is.