Men have become the tools of their tools
Henry David Thoreau

Is Technology Shaping Your Life Or Vice Versa?

Is Technology Shaping Your Life Or Vice Versa?

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. (23108 reads)


Read Full Story
What's your reaction? inspiring fascinating courageous hopeful
Take ActionCreate "sacred spaces" for yourself and loved ones, where you commit to honoring uninterrupted time to connect, with your full attention and presence offered to each other.



Quote Bulletin


Where there is great love, there are always miracles.
Willa Cather

Search by keyword: Happiness, Wisdom, Work, Science, Technology, Meditation, Joy, Love, Success, Education, Relationships, Life
Contribute To      
Upcoming Stories      

Subscribe to DailyGood

We've sent daily emails for over 16 years, without any ads. Join a community of 245,005 by entering your email below.

  • Email:
Subscribe Unsubscribe?


Trending DailyGoods Oct 23: On Being Alone (5,138 reads) Oct 4: What Does it Mean to Love Someone? (4,718 reads) Oct 11: The Understory: Life Beneath the Forest Floor (4,594 reads) Nov 5: What Focusing on the Breath Does to Your Brain (5,954 reads) Oct 31: 13 Life Lessons From 13 Years of Brain Pickings (6,973 reads)

More ...