Have you ever found yourself gazing out the window, imagining how it would feel to be somewhere else? Perhaps you've found yourself thinking about a place you visited long ago, remembering how it felt, what you could hear, see and smell, who you talked to and who you were with? Or maybe you've just stopped thinking about what you were meant to be focused on, and let your mind wander for a while? Welcome to another example of an everyday hypnotic trance - Daydreaming.
Has there ever been a more trance-inducing device than the mobile phone? Tiny blocks of silicon and glass, these devices are now so common that they can be seen in the hands of people of all ages, across all countries.