Sunday, May 12, 2013

Is Siri your best friend?

The NZ Herald today published a very interesting interview with Sherry Turkle, a professor of the social studies of science and technology at MIT and founder and director of the MIT initiative on technology and self. She is very concerned that in interacting with technology people are losing skills in reading each others emotions - "This is a complex dance that we know how to do to each other," she says. It's a dance she fears is being forgotten. In the interview you get a strong sense that she is far from being an apostle of new technology. You can watch her express similar concerns in this TED talk.

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