“Alone Together” WHY WE EXPECT MORE FROMTECHNOLOGY AND LESS FROM EACH OTHER. KATELYNO’SULLIVAN AND NICHOLASDOHERTY
Introduction The Internet and social media today, allow us to feel together, when realistically we are still alone. Part One: “The Robotic Moment” talks about these sociable robots we grew up with to the ones in laboratories or even ones that are taking care of our elders. Part Two: “Networked” turns to the online life as it reshapes the self.
“Robotic Moment” Defined First piece of Turkle’s argument We begin to see robots as replacements for real beings Results: social skills diminish
The Robotic Moment Furbies: children mistake them for living creatures. Paro: old woman paired up with robotic baby seal Indicative of a social disaster, according to Turkle Are people willing to marry robots? Turkle thinks so
Networked Boosts Confidence Second Life Allows you to make yourself look how you want Some will change their look completely or some will match their look Acceptance through virtual life Adam, 43 Songwriter, successful job “makes him feel good” “gets what he wants from the games”
Networked Marcia, 16 Gives her permission to be mean Creates anxiety 9/11 Gave parents constant contact “This generation is in jeopardy”
Final Thought We are so trapped in our online connections that we neglect each other. Turkle says the young are the ones in trouble because they are so invested in the connectivity of the Internet.. When really its parents these days that are just as bad. We will never get rid of technology, we just need to put it in its place.
Final Thoughts “We expect more from technology and less from each other” Center of a perfect storm At war with ourselves We deserve better Need to start with the simple things Reroute our children Come back to reality