Video assignment

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 asks us to think deeply about the new kinds of connection we want to have.

Sherry Turkle is Abby Rockefeller Mauze Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology in the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at MIT and the founder (2001) and current director of the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self, a center of research and reflection on the evolving connections between people and artifacts in the co-construction of identity. The Initiative looks at a range of technologies including robotics, psycho-pharmacology, video games, and simulation software and their effects on human development. The video is available in TED website with title of “Connected, but alone?”

View the video, explain if “devices and online personas are redefining human connection and communication” and its impact on your profession.(1-2 pages)