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

Author: Turkle, Sherry

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Product Overview

A wake-up call from a cyber-expert: Our use of technology is fueling disturbing levels of isolation, leaving us incapable of distinguishing between true human connection and digital communication.

Specifications

Publisher Perseus Books Group
Mfg Part# 9780465010219
SKU 214549631
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0465010210
Release Date 1/11/2011
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 9.75H x 6.5L x 1.5T
Praise
"What [Turkle] brings to the topic that is new is more than a decade of interviews with teens and college students in which she plumbs the psychological effect of our brave new devices on the generation that seems most comfortable with them."
From the Publisher
Editors Note Consider Facebook—it’s human contact, only easier to engage with and easier to avoid. Developing technology promises closeness. Sometimes it delivers, but much of our modern life leaves us less connected with people and more connected to simulations of them. In Alone Together, MIT technology and society professor Sherry Turkle explores the power of our new tools and toys to dramatically alter our social lives. It’s a nuanced exploration of what we are looking for—and sacrificing—in a world of electronic companions and social networking tools, and an argument that, despite the hand-waving of today’s self-described prophets of the future, it will be the next generation who will chart the path between isolation and connectivity.
Product Attributes
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Book Format Hardcover
Minimum Age 18
Number of Pages 0360
Publisher Basic Books (AZ)
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