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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 recently heard that Google has introduced an app that is a traditional Morse Code entry system for smartphones. The dits and dahs can be entered with great speed... but, seriously -- will we wake up one morning and discover actually talking (F2F or telephonically) is the fastest and most expressive form of communications? Inflection, tone, pauses -- all can communicate feeling, support, inclusiveness, disdain...
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      Apr 12 2012: Oooh, but that sounds like fun! Boys and girls who already wanted to practice their morse skills would have a very effective way to do so! Morse is really useful for lots of things, like for secretly talking to your best friend next to you even though both were just told to stay quiet. :D

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