Oddly, it often seems further away from the human experience.
We're so mercurial that we can travel from happy to angry quicker than any Elon Musk mode of transport will travel anywhere.
But we always have our phones perched ready to bring our moods back to the joyful end of the spectrum.
This subject reared itself upon me when I received an excitable email from a PR person. It read: "ACSI smartphone report spells trouble for iPhone."
Oh, no. The iPhone is in trouble? But I thought the Reverend Timothy Cook recently said it's never been better. Perhaps he's been too busy talking to politicians and not hearing the thoughts of, well, actual Americans.