The Flight From Conversation, By Sherry Turkle

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In this analysis, I will be focusing on “The Flight from Conversation” which is an article by Sherry Turkle and exemplifies her view on the constant progressing technological universe in which we spend a hefty amount of our sacred time in. Turkle provides many examples in her work that show how devices and technology are taking over our lives, and are taking away our ability to communicate face to face easily and effectively. She does a great job portraying her reasonings on how we are getting lost in technology, such as, on our phones at the dinner table, work, or whenever we feel uncomfortable, putting headphones in to avoid interaction, and wanting comfort from robots. We have been brainwashed and it’s only getting worse. Right away, in this essay, Turkle give examples on how much we use our phones and devices in our daily lives and how we are becoming disconnected from face to face communication. “At home, families sit together, texting and reading e-mail. At work executives text during board meetings. We text (and shop and go on Facebook) during classes and when we’re on dates.” (par. 2). This is extremely true. From personal experience I can say it has been a long while since I have been in the company of others and not see someone with their…show more content…
The thing is, we know that we think that way when we see others do, so when we do not want an human interaction, we know we can throw in some headphones and we won't be bothered. By doing this, we are missing out on learning, spontaneous conversation, and we are also not living in the present moment. We could miss important lessons that could change us for the rest of our lives and we just want to zone out and not talk to anyone. “We are together, but each of us is in our own bubble, furiously connected to keyboards and tiny touchscreens.” (par.
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