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

Sherry Turkle

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.

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.
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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Laural Merlington

Length:

14h 45m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

01:27:35


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

36:27


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

52:50


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

43:25


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

44:57


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

59:50


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

01:08:44


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

56:50


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

57:47


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

43:46


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

01:03:52


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

52:26


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

35:13


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

01:08:17


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

36:32


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

51:03


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

25:40


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

00:25