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Are We Becoming *Intimate* With Our Technological Devices???

18 October 2013 No Comment

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“We seem determined to give human qualities to objects and content to treat each other as things.”
~ Sherry Turkle

Besides Science Friday, one of the other cool podcasts I listen to regularly is WNYC’s On the Media, which covers not only current trends (and hypocrisies) in both journalism and popular media, but emerging issues with technology, first amendment rights and much more.

In one of their most recent segments, “Talk to Me, Siri”, host and managing Editor Brooke Gladstone held a discussion with Genevieve Bell – an anthropologist who also works for Intel – about how we’re coming to not only depend on our technological devices, but forming emotional relationships WITH them as well. Have a listen here…

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What do you think? This is a discussion I have with friends all the time: are we becoming not only more LIKE machines, but close to intimate with and emotionally dependent on them???

Is our growing dependence on technology altering our UNDERSTANDING of what a relationship is (or should be), along with our relationships to one another? Or, are these digital advancements merely the information-age equivalent to dynamics we’ve always experienced as humans living together?

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