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

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Publisher Comments:

Argues that social-networking sites, companion robots and other technology are fueling disturbing levels of isolation and are causing humans to mistake digital communication for actual human connection. By the author of Simulations and Its Discontents.

Synopsis:

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

About the Author

Sherry Turkle is the Abby Rockefeller Mauz

Table of Contents

Author's note: Turning points — Introduction: Alone together — Part 1. The robotic moment: in solitude, new intimacies. Nearest neighbors ; Alive enough ; True companions ; Enchantment ; Complicities ; Love's labor lost ; Communion — Part 2. Networked: in intimacy, new solitudes. Always on ; Growing up tethered ; No need to call ; Reduction and betrayal ; True confessions ; Anxiety ; The nostalgia of the young — Conclusion: Necessary conversations — Epilogue: The letter.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780465022342
Publisher:
Basic Books
Subject:
Psychology : General
Author:
Turkle, Sherry
Subject:
Computers : Social Aspects - General
Subject:
Psychology : Interpersonal Relations
Subject:
Computers : Information Technology
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Subject:
Psychology : Social Psychology
Subject:
Science : Philosophy & Social Aspects
Publication Date:
January 2011
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
384

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Reference » Science Reference » Philosophy of Science
Reference » Science Reference » Technology

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