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u/edanpat · 8 pointsr/rupaulsdragrace

I had to do a report on Roxxxy the sex robot for an English class my sophomore year of college... I still hate Sherry Turkle for writing that stupid book

Edit: This is the stupid book I was referring to

u/former_cantaloupe · 7 pointsr/funny

Yes, there are plenty of "paid shills," plenty of voter rights abuses, etc. Your mistakes are as follows:

  1. Believing OP was a paid conversation steerer as opposed to just some fucking guy.

  2. Believing you, and perhaps your buddies/kindred spirits on whatever dark corners of the web you frequent, are the only "enlightened" ones aware of the problems in our world.

  3. Believing that there has ever been a "pure" thought completely free of influence by externalities.

  4. Believing that the thought leadership effects of propaganda/advertising are some kind of secret that only you are aware of as opposed to a well-researched topic of study.

  5. Believing there's a "real" reality.

  6. Believing there is such a thing as a global cabal -- or, in other words, believing that every powerful bad actor in the world has the competence, willingness, and resources to work in concert together on some kind of unified world domination plan. Not everything about the world we live in is an intended consequence, you know.

  7. Sincerely believing that "divide" is spelled "devide"

    How about instead of reading conspiracy theories online -- which could possibly be posted by anyone, even these scary bots you refer to -- who don't you read an actual book from a credible source? Try:

u/IllusiveObserver · 4 pointsr/socialism

I am now. I was aware of his famous interview on Crossfire with William Buckley, but I didn't know his politics were expressed in his music.

I've read too much about media ecology to stomach the state of telecommunications as it stands today. While I primarily mentioned the capitalist appropriation of TV in my first comment, I think its much more than that. Even when we adopt socialism and kill advertising, TV must be eliminated as a medium of communication. It is inimical to rational thinking. It is inimical to learning and truly understanding. The way the brain processes information from the medium is inherently insidious.

Similar arguments can be made about computers and the internet. I'm not against telecommunications completely, but I am extremely cautious of new technology. Read these books, and you'll be scared of even touching your phone.

The Shallows

Alone Together

The Digital Divide

Distracted

The Dumbest Generation

As an engineer who became a socialist in large part because I saw that technology was being used to exploit the people I want to help, I can tell you that the question posed to mankind will be that of our relation to technology. We will already have tackled that problem indirectly when we deal with climate change, but that is really a problem of capitalism. We will have to confront it honestly when capitalism falls.

u/Shichifukujin · 2 pointsr/gamegrumps

I might be wrong, did some quick googling and I think it might be this:

http://www.amazon.com/Alone-Together-Expect-Technology-Other/dp/0465031463

u/relevantdetails · 2 pointsr/China

Sherry Turkle - Alone Together

> Technology has become the architect of our intimacies. Online, we fall prey to the illusion of companionship, gathering thousands of Twitter and Facebook friends and confusing tweets and wall posts with authentic communication. But, as MIT technology and society specialist Sherry Turkle argues, this relentless connection leads to a new solitude. As technology ramps up, our emotional lives ramp down. Alone Together is the result of Turkle's nearly fifteen-year exploration of our lives on the digital terrain. Based on hundreds of interviews, it describes new unsettling relationships between friends, lovers, parents, and children, and new instabilities in how we understand privacy and community, intimacy, and solitude.

u/rinnhart · 1 pointr/Cyberpunk

Maybe something off the non-fiction shelves? Alone Together

u/cjt24life · 1 pointr/NoFap

If you want a great book on the social networking subject which talks a lot about psychological impact, read: http://www.amazon.com/Alone-Together-Expect-Technology-Other/dp/0465031463

Best to you!

u/Pieceof_ · 1 pointr/thedivision

Great post. I can't really have much to say except that I agree with all the points.

It's a smaller picture, as the voice of the internet has affected general media and modern society already. On a different topic, Rumors these days get spun out of control (video game or other topics). Just look at the recent "Nintendo NX" leaks lately. It's like I'm back in HS.

Since you talked about Community and online, you might be interested in this book that the late Satoru Iwata referenced
http://www.amazon.com/Alone-Together-Expect-Technology-Other/dp/0465031463

u/kanji_sasahara · 1 pointr/ForeverAlone

Alone Together. It's an interesting read.

u/NightMgr · 0 pointsr/funny

This book is a good summation of what's going on.

"Technology has become the architect of our intimacies. Online, we fall prey to the illusion of companionship, gathering thousands of Twitter and Facebook friends and confusing tweets and wall posts with authentic communication. But, as MIT technology and society specialist Sherry Turkle argues, this relentless connection leads to a new solitude. As technology ramps up, our emotional lives ramp down. Alone Together is the result of Turkle's nearly fifteen-year exploration of our lives on the digital terrain. Based on hundreds of interviews, it describes new unsettling relationships between friends, lovers, parents, and children, and new instabilities in how we understand privacy and community, intimacy, and solitude."

http://www.amazon.com/Alone-Together-Expect-Technology-Other/dp/0465031463