Summary of Reclaiming Conversation
The Power of Talk in a Digital Age
Technology should augment your life, not control it. Start talking.
Sherry Turkle – one of the foremost experts on the impact of technology on culture and psychology – argues persuasively that technology should augment your life, not control it. Conversation and human connection, she maintains, have degraded to near-unrecoverable levels. No one makes eye contact or can read anyone else’s emotions. As you read, count how often you look at your phone and how many pages you can absorb without distraction. See if you can focus for six minutes. Turkle may convince you to deprioritize social media, email and texting so you can reclaim conversation and focus at home and at work. getAbstract recommends her thoughtful overview to anyone in the workforce, especially parents and teachers.
In this summary, you will learn
- What strategies to employ to use technology deliberately, as a tool;
- How conversation propels work, relationships and learning; and
- How to put devices in their place in order to restore your life, your kids and your firm, and avoid ruined relationships, entropy and decline.
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5 days agoGreat summary! My favourite part is the bit when...one second have to take a call.
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