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- DescriptionConsider Facebook-it's human contact, only easier to engage with and easier to avoid. Developing techlogy promises closeness. Sometimes it delivers, but much of our modern life leaves us less connected with people and more connected to simulations of them. In Alone Together, MIT techlogy and society professor Sherry Turkle explores the power of our new tools and toys to dramatically alter our social lives. It's a nuanced exploration of what we are looking for-and sacrificing-in a world of electronic companions and social networking tools, and an argument that, despite the hand-waving of today's self-described prophets of the future, it will be the next generation who will chart the path between isolation and connectivity.
- Author BiographySherry Turkle is the Abby Rockefeller Mauze Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology at MIT. She is frequently interviewed in Time, Newsweek, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal, on NBC News, and more. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts.
- Author(s)Sherry Turkle
- PublisherThe Perseus Books Group
- Date of Publication07/02/2013
- SubjectComputing: General
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintBasic Books
- Weight363 g
- Width137 mm
- Height206 mm
- Spine28 mm
- Edition StatementFirst Trade Paper Edition
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