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Alone Together Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each OtherConsider Facebook it’s human contact only easier to engage Why We PDFEPUB #189 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 connected to simul Wow Yeah Can humans find companionship with robots Should they 2 years ago I would've thought the author was stretching for scify stories After working at Verizon and seeing the disproportionate emotional responses people give when their device doesn't work as expected i totally agree with her Consider the difference between having friends and being friended and for too many it is the difference between getting what you want and getting what we think we want The book does a great job looking at the way technology infiltrates our relationships A generation who has not had the emotional input from their parents has gone looking for it elsewhere Moving from multitasking to multilifeing combining the real relationships of those around them seamlessly with the digital relationships of those absent Many use technology to avoid people in a selfish way in order to keep from having to use social graces filter themselves or reveal themselves in a way that might leave them rejected For those who consider humans to be godless cogs in an evolutionary assembly line humans can easily be reduced to the level of machines And for those who believe everything down to the rocks beneath our feet have a soul machines can easily be elevated to the level of humans But i believe God created me in his image and breathed life into me That sets humans apart Electronics can aid us but we approach a slippery slope when we look to them for companionship assurance and comfort In the words of Thoreau live life intentionally and do not live that which is not life I recommend this book to marketers counselors clergy and anyone else who studies the way our environment molds us and the decisions we make

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Ations of themIn 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 Alone Together MOBI #233 of what we are looking for and sacr Poorly written and not that well researched and my eyes glazed over so much during the long first half about robots I didn't retain much about it but the second half which discusses avatars Second Life Skype texting Facebook WoW and so on was a lot better and helped me articulate some of the misgivings I've been having recently about the time I spend on the internetIt was interesting and saddening she spent almost no time on blogging and the classic journaling sites like LiveJournal Blogger Diaryland well known bloggers like Neil Gaiman or Cory Doctorow or even corporate blogs essentially press releases but look what happened in Netflix's comments section when they announced the death of DVDs It's all about Facebook and Twitter and texting in no small part because the book is focused on very young people it's essentially a letter to her college age daughter I first got on the internet basically to blog and for free web based email in 2000 and the drinking from the firehose effect of Twitter Tumblr Facebook and other sites seems overwhelming and superficial to me But there I am anyway at least on G and Twitter trading bits of my identity for bytes of connection Not a good bargainLike some other reviewers here I also felt the book was pretty much two disconnected halves I kept waiting for something like an insight about how the robot nannies and nurses described in the first part resemble the virtual selves and 'weak connections' detailed in the second but no dice The argument is pretty convincing that the internet is built on hundreds and thousands of weak connections strangers 'liking' a post on Facebook or a review on GoodReads a photograph on Flickr what have you Is there that much difference between a cadre of silent lurkers 'friends' or 'readers' and the wondrously detailed motion capture in modern films or endlessly attentive robot nannies Probably not She struggles at the end to come up with a it's not going away so we have to know how to deal with it conclusion; probably noone today would buy a book that points out the real core problem with the simulacra is that it is in fact inauthentic The virtual Emperor has no tangible clothes

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Read doc ↠ Alone Together Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other Hardcover É [Reading] ➿ Alone Together Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other Author Sherry Turkle – Consider Facebook—it’s human conIficing 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 connectivit If I had to pick two descriptors for this book I'd say thought provoking and stone cold chilling As for the first part of that I found myself alternately highlighting brilliant pieces and writing counterpoints in the margins By the end though I was swayed to her way of thinking that in our excitement for the benefits of technology we have overlooked real and true dangersThe sections about human robot interactions are the creepiest thing I've read in a long time and not not solely because of the threat of some future dystopia More often than not hearing in uotes from her interviews what people ALREADY BELIEVE about simulation and the value of humanity will stop your blood in its tracks and make you want to throw your arms around the person next to you Highly unsettling and thoroughly enjoyable If you haven't read her early works like Life on the Screen and The Second Self go back and find them The technology she describes may be old now but the implications are timeless