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 deteriorated. We lose our human skills. We avoid eye contact and with that the ability to read each other’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.
About the Author
Sherry Turkle, a foremost expert on the impact of technology on culture and psychology, teaches at MIT.
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1 year agoGreat article
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2 years agoFantastic abstract, food for thought
2 years agoIt's ironic that I'm reading this on my phone.
2 years agoExtraordinary abstract!! I had all my family reading it!
2 years agoGreat article....I too was addicted to phone... However now improving my conscious choice by
1. Switching off all alerts
2. Increasing sync time to longer durations
3. Keeping phone aside after entering in the house
Still long way to go....
2 years agoSobering. I felt convicted especially since I was reading the summary from my phone.
2 years agoGreat summary! My favourite part is the bit when...one second have to take a call.
2 years agolove this!