9780465093656

Alone Together

  • ISBN 13:

    9780465093656

  • ISBN 10:

    0465093655

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 11/07/2017
  • Publisher: Basic Books

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Summary

A groundbreaking book by one of the most important thinkers of our time shows how technology is warping our social lives and our inner ones

Technology has become the architect of our intimacies. Online, we fall prey to the illusion of companionship, gathering thousands of Twitter and Facebook friends, and confusing tweets and wall posts with authentic communication. But this relentless connection leads to a deep solitude. MIT professor Sherry Turkle argues that as technology ramps up, our emotional lives ramp down. Based on hundreds of interviews and with a new introduction taking us to the present day, Alone Together describes changing, unsettling relationships between friends, lovers, and families.

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