The Flight From Conversation

Is the information age unleashing the Panopticon or unlocking the Doors of Perception?
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The Flight From Conversation

Post by Gutenberg » Wed Nov 18, 2015 8:18 pm

The Flight From Conversation

The psychologist Sherry Turkle argues that replacing face-to-face communication with smartphones is diminishing people’s capacity for empathy.

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"I interviewed this group of college students, and one of them said, “Our texting is fine, it’s what our texting is doing to our conversations when we’re together, that’s the problem.” I think social media is great. The question is, are we on a diet of social media that’s hurting our face-to-face conversation? And if we are, how can we put ourselves on a different kind of diet?"
Read more: http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/a ... le/409273/

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