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

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Basic Books, 7 nov. 2017 - 400 páginas
A groundbreaking book by one of the most important thinkers of our time shows how technology is warping our social lives and our inner ones

Technology has become the architect of our intimacies. Online, we fall prey to the illusion of companionship, gathering thousands of Twitter and Facebook friends, and confusing tweets and wall posts with authentic communication. But this relentless connection leads to a deep solitude. MIT professor Sherry Turkle argues that as technology ramps up, our emotional lives ramp down. Based on hundreds of interviews and with a new introduction taking us to the present day, Alone Together describes changing, unsettling relationships between friends, lovers, and families.
 

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I was not expecting half of this book to be about companion robots. I find AI in general and robotic prosthetics interesting, but companion robots (and particularly children's reactions to them after ... Leer reseña completa

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An exceptionally well researched book that explore technology and the unintended effects it's having on how we interact with others and ourselves. Broken into two parts, the first half explores the ... Leer reseña completa

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Cover
Always
Alone Together
PART
True Companions
Enchantment
Complicities
Loves Labor Lost
PART
Growing Up Tethered
No Need to Call
Reduction and Betrayal
True Confessions
Anxiety
The Nostalgia of the Young
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Sobre el autor (2017)

Sherry Turkle is the Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology in the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at MIT and the founder and director of the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

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