Because: I went on a TED talks binge last night (the iPad is helpful like that) and this was my favorite viewing of the session. I think the evolution of Turkle’s take on technological connectivity merits attention, and it is the reason I really paid attention to what she was saying. In the majority of the talk I felt as though she was addressing people who fall at one extreme end of the spectrum, but she brought me back at the end. This concept of “being alone” became a positive, a good thing. Being alone and really being alone, and being together and really being together, I think those are both beautiful concepts.
This talk further bolstered the view I maintain regarding the subject, which is that I do think we have invaluable tools at our fingertips, quite literally, to obtain information and connect. That, however, only takes us so far. It should in no way act as a replacement for anything, just an enhancement.