9780465031467

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

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  • ISBN13:

    9780465031467

  • ISBN10:

    0465031463

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/2/2012
  • Publisher: Perseus Books Group

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Summary

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.

Author Biography

Sherry Turkle is the Abby Rockefeller Mauz Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology at MIT, the founder and director of the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self, and a licensed clinical psychologist. She is the author of The Second Self and Life on the Screen, with which Alone Together forms a trilogy. Turkle lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

Author's Note: Turning Pointsp. ix
Introduction: Alone Togetherp. 1
The Robotic Moment: In Solitude, New Intimacies
Nearest Neighborsp. 23
Alive Enoughp. 35
True Companionsp. 53
Enchantmentp. 67
Complicitiesp. 83
Love's Labor Lostp. 103
Communionp. 127
Networked: In Intimacy, New Solitudes
Always Onp. 151
Growing Up Tetheredp. 171
No Need to Callp. 187
Reduction and Betrayalp. 211
True Confessionsp. 229
Anxietyp. 241
The Nostalgia of the Youngp. 265
Conclusion: Necessary Conversationsp. 279
Epilogue: The Letterp. 297
Notesp. 307
Indexp. 349
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