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Friday, February 4, 2011

isolation and delusions

Disconnect - Zosia Bielski - Globe and Mail - Feb 04, 2011
Humans are disconnecting at an alarming rate - focusing, rather, on their technological gadgetry to give them an illusion of connection. This from Sherry Turkle, author of the book : Why We Expect More From Technology And Less From Each Other.

"We look to technology to defend us against loneliness, but it's producing people who are fragile, narcissistic and ironically more isolated, argues professor Sherry Turkle. Cue the robots!"

1 comment:

  1. I think that's true but only partly. In my own experience I've found the technology has brought more connections to my life. I've found and reconnected with people so much easier than I could have without the technology. Through social networking I've been able to keep up with out of state family and friends and even reconnect with people I hadn't seen in over 30 years.