Thursday, April 05, 2012

Connected, but alone

Smartphones, texts, e-mail, Facebook, and technology in general keep us from actual conversation. We do this to control what we connect with others about. But in the end, it just shortchanges us from experience authentic relationships with each other at all.

"As we expect more from technology, do we expect less from each other? Sherry Turkle studies how our devices and online personas are redefining human connection and communication -- and asks us to think deeply about the new kinds of connection we want to have. Sherry Turkle studies how technology is shaping our modern relationships: with others, with ourselves, with it."

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