Alone Together Book Review Essay
Technology has grown greatly in the past years, we have things now that people used to dream of. There are phones that react to the simple touch of a finger, 3D televisions and even things like lawn mowers that mow themselves! Since there has been such a vast growth in technology many people rely on it for their day-to-day lives. But is there a limit to how much technology someone can take before it comes insane? Well Sherry Turkle, author of Alone Together, Why We Expect More From Technology and Less From Each Other, captures that question perfectly, but is there a real answer to that question?
There are many good things about technology, along with many bad things. But it is safe to say that many things are much better because of this vast improvement. The cure for cancer is closer than ever and trust me there would be no way of getting this close without our rapid technological stretch. Also, it is a lot easier to get ahold of family members, friends, workers, and etc. “People love their new technologies of connection they have made parents and children feel more secure and have revolutionized business, education, scholarship, and medicine.” (152). This comes in handy if someone has gotten in a car crash, you used to have to dial a number to call the police and explain everything while you are shaken up. Now, your car can detect if you have been in an accident and in an instant the police are on their way to your location. The growth of this has made it very easy to access people especially through emergencies, or vacations, or even when you are just out with friends. This world is an unpredictable place and you never know what could happen, that is why it’s so important to be able to reach people when you need them. “…With a daughter studying abroad who expects to reach me when she wants to reach me, I am grateful to be tethered to her through the net.” (153).
One thing I feel that has gives technology a...
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