Summary on The Flight From Conversation

In the article The Flight From Conversation, the narrator Sherry Turkle discusses how technologies change how people communicate with one another.  Sherry Turkle states, “I’ve learned that the little devices most of us carry around are so powerful that they change not only what we do, but also who are.”(Paragraph 3) This statement by Sherry Turkle shows, that technologies can alter a person’s personality because they are so accustom with their individual devices. Sherry Turkle furthermore gives supporting details on how technologies change the personal connections with one another.  As she states, “In conversation we tend to one another. (The word itself is kinetic; it’s derived from words that mean to move together.) We can attend to tone and nuance. In conversation, we are called up to see things from another’s point of view.”(Paragraph 13) She expresses her concerns that technologies bring about on everyone because it disables the society to have an actual conversation and to have a connection with one another. According to Sherry Turkle technologies decreases one’s ability to know how to have an appropriate conversation in person. Sherry Turkle’s main message in her article is that everyone needs communicate and look out for one another rather than with technologies.



Turkle, Sherry. “The Flight From Conversation.” The New York Times 21 Apr. 2012: n. pag. Print.