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Alone Together

  1. 1. “Alone Together” WHY WE EXPECT MORE FROMTECHNOLOGY AND LESS FROM EACH OTHER. KATELYNO’SULLIVAN AND NICHOLASDOHERTY
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. “Robotic Moment” Defined First piece of Turkle’s argument We begin to see robots as replacements for real beings Results: social skills diminish
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. 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”
  6. 6. Networked Marcia, 16  Gives her permission to be mean  Creates anxiety 9/11  Gave parents constant contact “This generation is in jeopardy”
  7. 7. 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.
  8. 8. 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

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