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Sherry Turkle
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We never talk anymore!

Sherry Turkle writes “face to face conversation is the most human – and humanizing – thing we do.” Yet, Turkle says in contemporary society we’re seeing a flight from conversation to our phones where we get a constant feed of connection, information and entertainment.

Turkle is a professor at MIT who focuses on our relationship to technology. Her most recent book is “Reclaiming Conversation: the Power of Talk in the Digital Age.” Turkle says the decline of face to face conversation has led to an assault on empathy.