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Alone Together

Why We Expect More From Technology and Less From Each Other

By Sherry Turkle
19-minute read
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Alone Together: Why We Expect More From Technology and Less From Each Other by Sherry Turkle

Technology has changed our lives tremendously – in some ways for the better and in some ways for the worse. Alone Together explains how even though a great deal of new technology, like smartphones and social media, is supposed to bring us together, it actually makes us lonelier in the end.

  • Anyone interested in technology
  • Anyone interested in society and psychology
  • Anyone interested in how technological changes are affecting us

Sherry Turkle is a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She's written several books on human-technology interaction, and she's also the founder and director of the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self.

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