Analysis Of The Flight From Conversation

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Sherry Turkle wrote The Flight from Conversation. In the essay, she describes the technological world we live in: always communicating; never alone as we have technology by our side. Constantly being connected others without talking. Technology letting us be able to present ourselves in the way in which we want to be seen. Messaging expects instant replies always being close to some form of technology. Connecting to feel more. Giving the false home of being connected though we are alone (“Axelrod”). Sherry Turkle is a Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology, as well as, a licensed clinical psychologist. She teaches at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Through her career, she has founded The MIT Initiative on Technology…show more content…
At the end, she poses a call to action by saying “I am a partisan for conversation. To make room for it, I see some first, deliberate steps. At home, we can create sacred spaces: the kitchen, the dining room”. In today’s technological society, it is no wonder she has written such an essay. Though technology has advanced the work we do, it has inhibited our ability to form conversations leading to real connections. Her experience in this matter is one of both personal and professional. She uses technology every day, and in her professional research, has seen its effect on conversation today…show more content…
Professor Turkle says “And yet we have sacrificed conversation for mere connection. At home, families sit together texting and reading e-mail”. Another example is where she states, “At work executives text during board meetings” (“Axelrod”). The essay The Flight from Conversation is a very current piece as we are living in a technological society. I believe that it was very well written and had opened eyes to the world we are living in today. To better see how technology has impaired our communication skills. However, I am not a fan of her over use of the word “we”. She should have changed up the wording when addressing those who use technology. But other than that small factor I enjoyed the essay and hearing how our lives have been
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