I must admit, I am genuinely surprised by that suggestion. When Turkle had her students toy around with it she saw how quick they adapted to it, starting off with simple questions that they would ask it into having full conversations about their more private emotions. But these are minor quibbles compared to how well this book does on the two critical aspects of nonfiction: the importance of the topic, and the arguments and insights it offers. Honestly I did, it deals with a fascinating topic. The children Turkle interviews are generally accepting and surprisingly pragmatic when considering the idea of having a robot companion. We turn to new technology to fill the void,but as technology ramps up, our emotional lives ramp down. Technology helps us manage life stresses but generates anxieties of its own.
Children tried to rationalize the behavior of malfunctions, but sometimes children self reflect at these malfunctions. I understand that Turkle is dealing with cutting edge anthropological phenomena and has nothing to put forth but anecdotal evidence, but so much of that evidence represents what I'd say are extreme cases. Turkle raises some interesting questions, especially regarding adolescent development and how relationships are maintained in modern times. I was also very interested in her methodology, her research questions and procedures, etc. Yet looking in the Introduction at how adults come to see their lives as inseparable from being connected to their phones, this effect seems to carry over at least a little. Our networked life allows us to hide from each other, even as we are tethered to each other. To a degree, I understand this.
It is good to come together physically, but it is more important to stay tethered to our devices. Thank YouGame changing ideas for our hyper-connected world ideas rokk3rlabs. It appears as though Turkle defaults to interpreting certain observations as necessarily upsetting or negative conclusions. She mentions more than once that friends on Facebook have become more like fans. Allow them to vent about a bad play or maybe reflect on the big win and bring a smile to somebody's day. Now they are up in their rooms, knowing no one is going to call them and texting and going on Facebook or whatever instead. And they are among the first to grow up not necessarily thinking of simulation as second best.
Nama ovde su od robota mnogo bliži problemi sa telefonima i internetom. Like many other reviewers, I really wanted to like this book. And that this enables him to stay in his marriage. And one said to me, 'My god, it used to be you that when you went to college, you got a chance to start fresh, to be a new person. I found the examples provided somewhat bombastic. Great title, great subtitle, I wish the content had delivered.
Consider Callie, the child of two overworked and unavailable parents. I tried reading the social networks part, but by the time I got there I grew extremely tired of the constant in-depth descriptions of her tests subjects. Many of the interview participants said they do not like calling people because they felt it was intrusive. The same notion hold true for seniors. I just think that things feel a little cherry-picked. In this example, connectivity with a robot more reliably demanding and mechanic is more soothing and suitable for the grandmother.
Ipak, u mom sistemu tri zvezdice ne znače da je knjiga loša, naročito kad je u pitanju stručna knjiga. I felt she was able to point out a fairly evident phenomenon such as people texting more and calling less but failed to deeply analyse it beyond showing the angst and frustrations it brought teenagers. They come to accept lower expectations for connection and, finally, the idea that robot friendships could be sufficient unto the day. And I think many adolescents are also feeling the pressure of that. I recommend this book to marketers, counselors, clergy, and anyone else who studies the way our environment molds us and the decisions we make.
Her references are pretty poor. It was interesting to read Turkle's points, even if they were a bit belabored, and to contemplate whether or not they held true for me and for people I know. But these are minor quibbles compared to how well this book does on the two critical aspects of nonfiction: the importance of the topic, and the arguments and insights it offers. I really wanted to like this book. Equipped with penetrating intelligence and a sense of humor, Turkle surveys the front lines of the social-digital transformation…. As a result, we are driven to create these blanks, in order to present a satisfactory representation of ourselves.
Besides working on our relationships with others, Turkle also mentions the ways in which we use connectivity to work on ourselves. It is a story of emotional dislocation, of risks taken unknowingly. But technology makes us busier than ever and ever more in search of retreat. Turkle wastes no time in presenting factually supported hypotheses. Obviously Turkle grew very attached to some of them, and spares us no detail in describing their every muse and emotion. That feeling of emotional dependence on digital devices is the focus of Turkle's research. Sa daljim razvojem doći će mogućnost da brigu o deci i starima u potpunosti prepustimo robotima.
I'm haunted by the guy who tells Turkle, while watching his kids at the playground, that he starts his day by engaging his avatar in interactive sex animations with the avatar of a person he's never met, and probably never will. If you haven't read her early works, like Life on the Screen and The Second Self, go back and find them. Review by Booklist Review With the recent explosion of increasingly sophisticated cell-phone technology and social networking websites like Twitter and Facebook, a casual observer might understandably conclude that human relationships are blossoming like never before. She is a modern Goldilocks: for her, texting puts people not too close, not too far, but at just the right distance. In many ways Kismet, if not a particularly clever robot, was a very clever robot design.