It seems simple enough, but in creating relational robots we now have given them programmed behaviors that imitate human emotions. She is a modern Goldilocks: for her, texting puts people not too close, not too far, but at just the right distance. This makes it overwhelmingly difficult to take this work seriously today. Maybe Turkle is right, though. Without online photo sharing, social networking, etc. Turkle discusses robots that have been designed to interact with humans on an emotional level; she fears that they may then replace other humans and animals in these emotional roles. Not a new thought, but I had no idea how extreme matters have become.
She bases her book's first section on extensive interviews and observations, exploring the role of robots and related simulacra in the care of others--specifically, children and the elderly. For the last 100 or so pages I was reading the book, I kept asking myself about it. The main theme of the new book is that the extension of the technologies Turkle examined in the 1980s and 1990s, are, rather than setting us free into a newly experimental selves, in fact diminishing our abilities to relate to each other, and, at the limit, in danger of undermining our humanity. But try telling that to enthusiastic, myopic, greedy, lonely, vulnerable us. Sadly however, I found this far too anecdotal, repetitive and bias. In such a case, could we expect them not to play with it excessively? No matter how advanced technology gets, it will never be able to produce true love or emotions the same way that living being do. Tamagotchi needed to be feed, played with, washed, fully taken care of and the kids were loving it.
This feature, that users have come to accept, only furthers the idea of the distorted projection of self. As we instant-message, e-mail, text and Twitter, technology redraws the boundaries between intimacy and solitude. Yet looking in the Introduction at how adults come to see their lives as inseparable from being connected to their phones, this effect seems to carry over at least a little. We share intimacies with the air as though unconcerned about who can hear us or the details of our physical surroundings. It's a nuanced exploration of what we are looking for--and sacrificing--in a world of electronic companions and social networking tools,. But Facebook users who use the site multiple times per day score higher in total support, emotional support, and companionship over those with similar in demographic status. It becomes what we want.
This feels disingenuous to me. She is very compassionate in her study of teenagers who are confusedly moving through a technological landscape and attempting to come to new understanding about themselves and their roles in the world. Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other. Computer pioneers created multi-user text-based virtual worlds often sword and sorcery based—hence dungeon in which through an avatar it was possible to interact with others, all made possible by the new network computers. Ipak, u mom sistemu tri zvezdice ne znače da je knjiga loša, naročito kad je u pitanju stručna knjiga. Will robot companions cure conscience? Social network technologies are irrevocably leaky technologies, technologies that encourage us to interact and give perhaps more than we might like, but that does not stop us attempting to use them to address real problems.
The irony here is that regardless of outcomes, many are using the technology precisely in the hope they counteract their feelings of disconnection. Jedno dete koje je intervjuisano za knjigu se pita šta će nam roboti za negu kad imamo ljude. Mladi su stalno pod pritiskom da izgledaju kul na Fejsbuku i trude se da potisnu sve ono što nije dovoljno potvrđujuće za ulogu koju igraju. She was on the scene not only as the personal computer revolution was taking place, but as artificial intelligence became albeit temporally core to the project of understanding the mind. But it is also a story of hope, for even in the places where digital saturation is greatest,there are people—especially the young—who are asking the hard questions about costs, about checks and balances, about returning to what is most sustaining about direct human connection. Having a permanent, unassuming companion could serve as a solution to social anxiety or other emotional issues in children and could be a social asset to elderly who may be suffering from loneliness, particularly after the passing of a loved one.
It's a book about how sociable robots and networked technologies change the way we relate to one another. Turkle disparages the lack of real connection between mother and son which is due to connectivity facilitatedbetween mother and robot. Instead of being constrained by the responsibilities of real life, Turkle argued, people were using the Web to experiment, trying on personalities like pieces of clothing. One of the main things that bothered me about this book was that, even though I was really interested in these issues, Turkle did not argue her points very well or very strongly. However, it is just as valid to claim that a system of passive communication for general correspondence, and more direct communication for sensitive or urgent matters, is more efficient overall. Technology helps us manage life stresses but generates anxieties of its own.
This single-track focus is clearly a weakness if it is not recognized and addressed. People can use technology to control how much intimacy they want to experience, and in the process of doing so, they are enamored with physical projections of humans i. I do believe some of the alarm Turkle voices may stem from her observation of significantly excessive interaction with robots, to the point that it may have replaced time spent interacting with family or friends. Edna cradles the robot in her arms and gently caresses its face. It used to be thought that humans were nothing like machines, because humans had feelings and machines did not. Some, such as novelist Zadie Smith, even see the new tech as creating a new sort of person: People 2. The second half of her book deals more with the interconnected world of Facebook, Twitter, the internet, and virtual lives lived online.
Her methodology is somewhat troubling, though, relying on anecdote and case study. Perhaps that efficiency of communication makes us more productive, keeps us more engaged with our broader community than in-depth phone conversations with each acquaintance would achieve. The second part of the book, however, was a bit more interesting. Where we live doesn't just change how we live; it informs who we become. So is this really the case? At least a decade ago, most children still played tag, hide-and-go-seek, and Monopoly together or Pokemon on their Gameboy when alone.