Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other

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Basic Books, 11 янв. 2011 г. - Всего страниц: 384
A groundbreaking book by one of the most important thinkers of our time shows how technology is warping our social lives and our inner ones
Technology has become the architect of our intimacies. Online, we fall prey to the illusion of companionship, gathering thousands of Twitter and Facebook friends, and confusing tweets and wall posts with authentic communication. But this relentless connection leads to a deep solitude. MIT professor Sherry Turkle argues that as technology ramps up, our emotional lives ramp down. Based on hundreds of interviews and with a new introduction taking us to the present day, Alone Together describes changing, unsettling relationships between friends, lovers, and families.

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Sherry raises an alarm of what our world could become if people become complacent when working with machine robots rather than experiencing real human touch with others Читать весь отзыв

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Sherry Turkle is a psychologist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, studying the effects of technology on people and has written several books on her findings of the past thirty. In her latest ... Читать весь отзыв

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INTRODUCTION
1
PART ONE The Robotic Moment
21
1 nearest neighbors
23
2 alive enough
35
3 true companions
53
4 enchantment
67
5 complicities
83
6 loves labor lost
103
9 growing up tethered
171
10 no need to call
187
11 reduction and betrayal
211
12 true confessions
229
13 anxiety
241
14 the nostalgia of the young
265
CONCLUSION
279
EPILOGUE
297

7 communion
127
PART TWO Networked
149
8 always on
151

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Sherry Turkle is the Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology at MIT. She is frequently interviewed in Time, Newsweek, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal, on NBC News, and more. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

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