31
Jan
13

Connected but Alone

This is perhaps, the best presentation I have ever heard on technology.  In fact, I have referenced many times while giving my own presentations on technology and spirituality.

Turkle has been studying technology and our use of it for decades, but her own views have shifted.  She is still a proponent of technology; however, she is calling into question what our uses of technology are doing to us.

Turkle argues that we are getting used to a new way of being alone together, of control over where we put our attention and ultimately hiding from each other.  “We’re often lonely, but we are afraid of intimacy,” Turkle says.

The question she is asking, among so many others, is if we are settling for connection over conversation?

So join in and be ready to think about your use of technology.

DOWNLOAD: CONNECTED BUT ALONE (19 minutes)

Credits:  Turkle, Sherry.  “Connected but Alone?”  TED.  April 2012.

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