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Alone Together (Digital Audiobook)

Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other

By Sherry Turkle, Laural Merlington (Narrator)

Publication Date: May 9, 2011

Other Editions of This Title:
MP3 CD (5/10/2011)
Paperback (1/1/2011)
Paperback (10/2/2012)
Hardcover (1/1/2011)
Compact Disc (5/10/2011)
Compact Disc (5/10/2011)


Consider Facebook—it's human contact, only easier to engage with and easier to avoid. Developing technology promises closeness. Sometimes it delivers, but much of our modern life leaves us less connected with people and more connected to simulations of them.
In Alone Together, MIT technology and society professor Sherry Turkle explores the power of our new tools and toys to dramatically alter our social lives. It's a nuanced exploration of what we are looking for—and sacrificing—in a world of electronic companions and social networking tools, and an argument that, despite the hand-waving of today's self-described prophets of the future, it will be the next generation who will chart the path between isolation and connectivity.

About the Author

Laural Merlington has recorded well over one hundred audiobooks, including works by Margaret Atwood and Alice Hoffman, and is the recipient of several AudioFile Earphones Awards. An Audie Award nominee, she has also directed over one hundred audiobooks. She has performed and directed for thirty years in theaters throughout the country. In addition to her extensive theater and voice-over work, Laural teaches college in her home state of Michigan.