Analysis Of Connect But Alone By Sherry Turkel

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In the TED talk "Connect, but alone" by Sherry Turkel, a psychologist, and professor at the Social Studies of Science and Technology from Massachusetts Institute of Technology argues that technology is changing and controlling people's lives. Turkle states that in the late 1990s, she wrote a book talking about her experience with the internet and the importance of exploring different perspectives of the new digital world. In Turkel's view, the most exciting thing about the internet was the idea that people could use what they learn on the internet about themselves, others and apply that to live a better life in the real world. But Turkel later disagrees with this idea, when she claims that in the last fifteen years, our digital devices have …show more content…
For example, Turkel explains the problem that society has with having conversations with other people in person and, not having control over real-time responses to the discussion. But with the digital tech, Turkel says we can edit, delete, and overthink the debate to a point where we are actually changing our position. I agree with that the digital world is isolating people from the real world because of my experiences with technology and the effects it has on our social interaction, our awareness of our surroundings, and it is robbing young adults from the wonders of the world. I believe we should try and continue to have real faith in human relationships because, if we forget how to have relationships with other people, then we seem to stop caring about one …show more content…
However, this assumption that technology and the internet are keeping people informed is wrong. The contrary, it is that young people use filters only to receive the information that intersects them and not daily news of real-world problems, which can have significant effects on them in the future. According to Janice Avalon's case study “Exploring the relationship between adolescent social media behaviors and empathy;" the study found that adolescents are becoming more interested in online communication through social media, and there is a perceived disconnect between adolescents social media communication and face to face interaction (2). In other words, she discovered today's young adults are so focused on their image on social media that they are missing the human connection that comes with a face to face relationship. Here many students and young adults who would probably argue that social media is a faster way of meeting people and face-to-face interaction is a waste of time. Although I grant that meeting people on social media is one of the fastest methods, I still prefer meeting people in person because I can get a sense of who they are in person; where social media people can hide their true intentions. Another portion of the absence of awareness in our society is the primary issues within our country and the lack of interest. With so many

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