Absolutely brilliant TED talk by Life on the Screen’s Sherry Turkle http://t.co/vqfM4YCQaz #mscedc

Some interesting points from the talk:

Devices don’t just change what we do but who we are. They enable us to customise our lives and have control over where we put our attention.

Human relationships are rich and messy and demanding and we use technology to clean them up.

Today we sacrifice connection for conversation yet having conversations with others teaches us how to have conversations with ourselves.

We only really want to be listened to. Social media provides us with automatic listeners that seem to care about us and we experience pretend empathy as if it were the real thing.

We expect more from technology and less from each other.

Technology provides us with the illusion of companionship without the demands of friendship.

I share therefore I am.

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