MIT professor and psychologist, Dr. Sherry Turkle, was a recent speaker at TED Talks.
Dr. Turkle’s presentation focused on five themes: hand-held electronic devices are changing who we are and what we do, communicating in quick blurbs from electronic platforms does not build real relationships, we are expecting more from technology and less from each other, we are sacrificing conversation for connection, and constant connection is changing the way people think of themselves.
“The feeling that ‘no one is listening to me’ make us want to spend time with machines that seem to care about us.” (Dr. Sherry Turkle)
What do you think? Are we afraid of intimacy and revealing our true selves to others? Does technology complicate relationships? Is technology affecting the human experience?
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