|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.|
From the Publisher:
Consider Facebookit’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 forand sacrificingin 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.
Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other by Sherry Turkle - Book Review
By: AdamJCopeland Blogcritics.org Reviews
Published on: 4/14/2011 11:24 AM
|I have several speaking engagements on faith and technology lined up in the coming months, so I figured I should probably learn something about faith and technology sometime soon. With that in mind, I picked up Sherry Turkle’s Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less From Each Other, and boy am I glad I did....read the full review|