Henry David Thoreau
Jul 1, 2013-- "Sherry Turkle founded and directs the intriguingly titled MIT Initiative on Technology and Self. She made waves with her book Alone Together; it was widely reviewed as a call to "unplug" our digital gadgets. But as I've read her and listened to her speak, I hear Sherry Turkle saying something more thought-provoking: that we can lead examined lives with our technology. That each of us, in our everyday interactions, can choose between letting technology shape us and shaping it towards human purposes, even towards honoring what we hold dear. Engaging Sherry Turkle on this is full of usable ideas -- from how to declare email bankruptcy to teaching our children the rewards of solitude -- a core human experience more elusive for their generation. And in technology as in life, it seems, discontent can be the beginning of wisdom." This engaging interview shares more. (15660 reads)
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It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
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