An interview with MIT Professor Sherry Turkle, author of “Alone Together: Why We Expect More From Technology and Less From Each Other.” She asks how new technologies (robots, texting, Twitter, etc.) serve our human purposes. Read the full description.
Sherry Turkle has spent her professional lifetime focusing like few others on the often uneasy relationship between our humanity and our inventions. She’s the Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology at MIT and Director of the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self. In her latest book, Alone Together: Why We Expect More From Technology and Less From Each Other, Sherry poses friendly but penetrating questions about the dangers of embracing our human inventions as if they were themselves human, fleeing the complications of real human interaction in favor of artificial intimacy.