“We’re letting technology take us places that we don’t want to go.”
I really enjoyed this TED Talk by Sherry Turkle. She is an amazing storyteller and paints such a convincing picture of the ‘dark’ places technology is taking us. I really value the discussion surrounding self-reflection from her work as I feel it is very much in line with the motivation for my thesis project; an overabundance or data and its organization radically change our communication. What is too often overlooked is that communication in the external world is highly congruent with our own internal communication–thoughts are words, no?
Below I’ve included some important notes and connections from Turkle’s talk and her book ‘Alone Together':
Not only do we lose the ability to relate to others, but we lose the ability to understand and relate to ourselves. We learn from conversations with others how to have conversations with ourselves. This is self-reflection–are we destroying our ability and capacity for this? What happens when we can no longer reflect on ourselves or our thoughts? Our attention shifts from us and our …