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Alone together : why we expect more from technology and less from each other

Author: Sherry Turkle
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2012. ©2011
Edition/Format:   Book : English : [First paperback edition]View all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Also issued as:
Turkle, Sherry.
Alone together.
New York : Basic Books, c2011
(OCoLC)730289300
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sherry Turkle
ISBN: 9780465031467 0465031463
OCLC Number: 823740731
Description: xvii, 360 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Part 1. The robotic moment: in solitude, new intimacies --
Nearest neighbors --
Alive enough --
True companions --
Enchantment --
Complicities --
Love's labor lost --
Communion --
Part 2. Networked: in intimacy, new solitudes --
Always on --
Growing up tethered --
No need to call --
Reduction and betrayal --
True confessions --
Anxiety --
The nostalgia of the young --
Conclusion: Necessary conversations --
Epilogue: The letter.
Responsibility: Sherry Turkle.

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A wake-up call from a cyber-expert: our use of technology is fueling disturbing levels of isolation, leaving us incapable of distinguishing between true human connection and digital communication  Read more...

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Nobody has ever articulated so passionately and intelligently what we're doing to ourselves by substituting technologically mediated social interaction.... Equipped with penetrating intelligence and Read more...

 
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