“Technology proposes itself as the architect of our intimacies”
Concepts: “The Goldilocks effect” (connection made to measure); “The LifeMix”
“I WANT to have a feeling, therefore I need to send a text”
“I SHARE therefore I AM”
“If we don’t teach our children how to be alone, they will only know how to be lonely”..What happens when we don’t have the “capacity for solitude”?
Sherry Turkle from MIT describes how the technology that envelopes us keeps us connected but alone. Please TWEET as you watch and notes will be archived.
COMPANION ARTICLE: “The Flight From Conversation”
SHERRY’s BIO and QUOTES: http://www.ted.com/speakers/sherry_turkle.html
CONVERSATIONS about this TEDTALK: http://www.ted.com/conversations/search?type=keyword&term=Sherry+Turkle%3A+Connected%2C+but+alone%3F&submit=Go
Great article and Social Experiment! PAUL MILLER decided to take a YEAR OFF THE INTERNET (yes, completely) and see what happened. Would he be more or less connected to people? His tale is well worth a read.
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