SHERRY TURKLE, “The Flight From Conversation” summery

Sherry Turkle’s piece in the Sunday Times, “The Flight From Conversation,” expresses the difference between conversation/communication and how we are giving up conversation for mobile communication. Turkle explains what technology has done to society. How it has bought us closer, but at the same time made us more distant. “The littlest technology gadgets we have is not only changing what we do but how we are.” People become so engrossed with their technology that they forget about the world around them. We may sit together, “but each of us is in our own bubble, furiously connected to keyboards and tiny touch screens.”  This changes how we fundamentally behave and change the way we interact with each other, expecting faster answers. She concludes the article by saying that people need to and start conversations to get things back on track.

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