Is Technology Changing Us?

Sherry Turkle, MIT psychologist who studies how technology is used and how it may be changing us.  Are we Alone Together? she asks in her recent book.  Here in this riveting TED.com TALK Turkle warns us about what technology is doing to us.  From embracing the new online communication technologies as they came into our lives fifteen years ago, to today where she is now alarmed at how online communication tools are interfering with our ability to listen to ourselves and others, Turkle observes how technologies are leading to isolation and loss of the ability to have real, messy conversations and relationships with each other.  Sit down, take time to listen to this short talk to consider how your use of technology might be changing you and your loved ones, colleagues, and country:

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