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Live Q&A with Sherry Turkle: How has digital technology changed the kind of communications you have with your friends, family & co-workers?

This Live conversation with TED speaker Sherry Turkle will open on April 12th, 2pm EDT.

How has digital technology changed the kind of communications you have with your friends, family & co-workers?

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Closing Statement from Sherry Turkle

This has been a wonderful experience for me. I get to see how many people view my talk, but not what they are thinking. So hearing what you are thinking was great! And it sounds like a lot of people are struggling to balance conversation with connection and actually becoming better at sensing the difference. I’m optimistic. And I like it that people are actively thinking about how to create real spaces at home and work to pay more attention to each other, to really listen to each other. Thank you.

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  • Apr 12 2012: I need to catch this tak, but all this reminds of when I was at the dinner table there was no TV allowed, no radio on, just eat and conversation. Even then it was a lot more of just eat. Today it seems like we can't just sit and talk to one another, or run a meeting, or be anywhere without someone checking their phones, ipads..whatever device they have with them. Kinda sad there is all this "importance".
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      Apr 12 2012: Dear Paul . . . Yes, I think my talk would appeal. Lots of examples of people "checking out" just at the point when they most need to talk! At dinner, at meetings, in classes . . .

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