The Flight From Conversation

“The Flight from Conversation”, written by Sherry Turkle, is about how technological advancements has made proper conversation be replaced by a simple connection. She states that people now depend on social media and technology in general, in order to be heard as opposed to face to face communication which she deems to be more valuable. Throughout the article, Turkle gives many examples of how the behavior and lives of people has changed, thereby supporting her idea. Her opinion is that this development is deterring many people from having a proper conversation, and also that it is leading to a lack of trust amongst each other. Social media and texting etc, while valuable, should not be the sole means of communication as it can be manipulated to mask who you really are. Turkle ends by trying to convey the message that in a world dominated by technology, we should seek to do more authentic conversation.