technology essay 3

Sherry Turkle says that “the little devices most of us carry around are so powerful that they change not only what we do, but also who we are” (1). She is concerned about what we may be losing in our transition to a society that interacts increasingly online. We see this idea exemplified quite dramatically in Ronson’s essay where he argues that “On social media [people] had the chance to do everything better, but instead of curiosity [people] were constantly lurching towards instant cold judgment” (6). Both authors identify a loss in social bonding and civilized conversation in the age of social media. But why do humans invest so much hope in technology? What will trust in, and reliance on, technology do for us, and to us, either as individuals, or as communities and societies? For your essay, discuss how the transition to an increasingly wired society is transforming our lives, and specifically the ways in which we have “conversations” with one another, both for the better and for the worse.