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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.InAlone 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.
Sherry Turkle is the Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology at MIT. She is frequently interviewed in Time, Newsweek, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal, on NBC News, and more. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts.
Table of Contents
|Author's Note: Turning Points||p. ix|
|Introduction: Alone Together||p. 1|
|The Robotic Moment: In Solitude, New Intimacies|
|Nearest Neighbors||p. 23|
|Alive Enough||p. 35|
|True Companions||p. 53|
|Love's Labor Lost||p. 103|
|Networked: In Intimacy, New Solitudes|
|Always On||p. 151|
|Growing Up Tethered||p. 171|
|No Need to Call||p. 187|
|Reduction and Betrayal||p. 211|
|True Confessions||p. 229|
|The Nostalgia of the Young||p. 265|
|Conclusion: Necessary Conversations||p. 279|
|Epilogue: The Letter||p. 297|
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