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

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Basic Books, 11 ene. 2011 - 384 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

Índice

INTRODUCTION
1
PART ONE The Robotic Moment
21
1 nearest neighbors
23
2 alive enough
35
3 true companions
53
4 enchantment
67
5 complicities
83
6 loves labor lost
103
9 growing up tethered
171
10 no need to call
187
11 reduction and betrayal
211
12 true confessions
229
13 anxiety
241
14 the nostalgia of the young
265
CONCLUSION
279
EPILOGUE
297

7 communion
127
PART TWO Networked
149
8 always on
151

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Sobre el autor (2011)

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.

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