Connected, but alone?

Here is an interesting talk from TED trying to answer the question whether technology connects us .

More information about the speaker of this video – Sherry Turkle, is found at her speaker page :

Since her pathbreaking The Second Self: Computers and The Human Spirit in 1984 psychologist and sociologist Sherry Turkle has been studying how technology changes not only what we do but who we are. In 1995’s Life on the Screen: Identity in the Age of the Internet, Turkle explored how the Internet provided new possibilities for exploring identity.

More information about this video :

As we expect more from technology, do we expect less from each other? Sherry Turkle studies how our devices and online personas are redefining human connection and communication — and asks us to think deeply about the new kinds of connection we want to have.

“What technology makes easy is not always what nurtures the human spirit.”
Sherry Turkle

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