Alone together

I prefer talking face to face rather than texting and chatting. I remember discussing about over-selves and our surroundings and any other topic that made sense at that point of time during school and college days. These discussions were mostly with friends rather than family members as family thought that I was too young to participate in their discussions.

As time passes, face to face discussions are being overtaken emails, texting and chatting. and we are hooked to it! Of course there could be reasons for not being in person at that point of time or place, but are we losing the human touch?

As we expect more from technology, do we expect less from each other? Sherry Turkle studies how our devices and online personas are redefining human connection and communication and (in this video) asks us to think deeply about the new kinds of connection we want to have.