The advancement of technology that our society has been privileged with, is starting to take over human’s emotions and replace them with those of a robot. When it comes to the discussion of technology, I have mixed feelings because, in my opinion, we do have a great tool in the palm of our hands. However, I also think human emotions and actions are starting to become robot-like. We need to be able to process emotions so that we can better our understanding of not only each other but also ourselves. I strongly think society needs to evict the virtual world and come back to the real world although it is safe to say I personally have a love-hate relationship with technology.
In the essay by Turkle, she identifies people’s personal experience with phones calls and how they feel about the topic. Towards the beginning of her essay, she indicates why it matters when she claims that when we answer phone calls, we think of it as time consuming and requiring a considerable sense of commitment. Turkle claims, “Technologies live in complex ecologies. The meaning of any one depends on what other are available…Although we still use the phone to keep up with those closes to use, we use it less outside this circle. Not only do people say that a phone calls asks too much, they worry it will be received as demanding too” (p. 375). Turkle’s point is that we always have our phones by us, but not always for phone calls. Turkle uses her personal recourses and network to ask many people from classmates to lawyers to professors and their responses were quite similar.
In the story of “Growing up Tethered” by Sherry Turkle, she says that technology changes our brains, our souls, and even our well beings. Growing up tethered is described as never being separated from another cause of electronic communication. The author describes the article as teens’ addictions to their phone and how it puts their life in danger. Teens always need a phone in their hand or to know what is going on. Sherry Turkle said that “these young people live in a state of waiting for connection”. Turkle also implies that teens need a phone in their hand and a quick response from a friend or friends from a sense of loneliness.
In the article “Stop Googling. Let’s Talk.” by Sherry Turkle, a lack of empathy and face to face interaction skills in students today is argued to be caused by the large presence of phones in the way we interact. The author discusses the difference in friendships in the years before phones compared to now. The author concludes that the extensive phone usage in today’s society is harmfull for crucial socialization skills. In Sherry Turkle’s “Stop Googling. Let’s Talk.” the use of logos, pathos, ethos, is used presenting her argument to the readers of this article, by presenting research, exclusive experience, and personal emotion to woo the attention of her readers.
A professor at the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at MIT, Sherry Turkle talks about how kids today are attached and somewhat obsessed with technology in her article called “Growing Up Tethered.” Turkle interviews with many different teenagers about the different types of technology they possess and how it impacts their everyday life. She talks a lot about how technology can do away with our privacy and also how people feel the need to be constantly connected. Turkle mainly focuses on the point of how there is a constant need for connection and people are obsessed with knowing who is on the other end of a phone call or waiting for a text back. In her article, she interviews teenagers who are willing to lie or put themselves in danger in order to stay connected. People have lost the meaning of a true relationship and it is very evident in Turkle’s essay that people are too connected with technology to connect with the people around them.
In the poem Talk the point of view is told in the first person by the author Terrance Hayes. Terrance Hayes was born in 1971 in Columbia, South Carolina. He not only is a writer but a successful artist and athlete as well. Hayes attended Coker College where he succeeded in his athletic success and earned his bachelor’s degree. Then received his M.F.A at the University of Pittsburgh. He has won several awards for his work such as his most recent, light head, which won the National Book Award in Poetry in 2010. Now he is a professor at his Alma Mater University of Pittsburgh teaching creative writing. Hayes tries to get the audience to look at thing in a different angle then most poets and can let them relate easier. Hayes talks about the problems of racism in Talk through a poplar experience that doesn’t have to do with slavery or segregation.
What would life be like if there were no reason or purpose to things? How would people respond to fake emotion, or react to artificial interaction? Would anyone be willing to do anything about it? Does this society sound like an exemplary utopia or a detrimental dystopia? Or do all of these factors seem to relate to life today? In the novel written by Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451, the society described was meant to be a utopia, where all was believed to be right, yet the society literally obliterated into a dystopia. Even though the civilization depicted in Fahrenheit 451 was a fictional dystopia, the ideals and way of life of that society can be connected to both the mental and physical actions of our current community.
This learning module was inspired by the bestselling book Crucial Conversations (2012), written by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillian, and Al Switzler. The following learning modules have been created independently based on themes from the book.
Do you really think not having a voice is a good thing? Do you really think not speaking for yourself is a good thing? Speaking up and standing up for yourself is terrifying at this day in age. Laurie Halse Anderson’s novel “Speak” is a great example of a young girl speaking out for herself and taking control of her life even though she had to overcome speaking out in public and she even overcame it with the struggles she’s had.
Mark Pagel is an Evolutionary biologist, who was born on June 5th, 1954 in Washington. He went to University of Washington for his PhD in Mathematics. After, he finished his PhD on Mathematics that’s when he started having feeling on talking about a variety of subjects through different shows, such as “how language transformed humanity” and “Origin of the Humans Social Mind. “His interests are evolution and the development of languages”. In the article on “How Language Transformed Humanity “that he written. Pagel use mostly logos as rhetorical appeals effectively to convince the audience on how the use of language has transformed humanity. An example how he pointed how he uses logos on the article is when he uses “Chimpanzees as a fact they
44 percent of rapes are people who are under 18, what if you were in the 44 percent? That's what the book “Speak” by Laurie Halse Anderson depicts. In this book a girl named Melinda was drunk and got raped at a back to school party. And all she can do is think to call the police for help, but she doesn't realize that she is about to get almost everyone in there school busted for drinking. Everyone finds out she called the police at the party and everyone neglects and hates her for getting them in trouble. But no one knows why she called the police because she keeps the rape secret from everyone. She is constantly getting ignored and she is constantly scared and nervous so she needs to find a place to hide and keep all of her problems locked
As previously stated, social media helps kids stay connected with friends and family from different parts of the world because “Online communication is particularly cost-effective and easy to use, allowing adolescents the opportunity to initiate, build, and maintain relationships with family, peers, and even strangers across varying distances” (Anthony, LeCory, and Williams, 494). Even though online communication is keeping people connected, the use of technology at a young age has an impact on adolescents’ personal development. The friendships, children have on social media might not be as meaningful as they seem. The article, Trends in Adolescent Development Impacting Practice: How Can We Catch Up, states that “[…], youth are unlikely to virtually “disconnect” from their peers when they are alone, instead choosing relief from momentary feelings of loneliness or unhappiness over a period of renewal and self-reflection” (Anthony, LeCory, and Williams, 493), this indicates that adolescents do not know how to deal with their emotions. Going online might help the individual temporarily, but if they see or read something that triggers a certain feeling it can make them feel
Nowadays, technology devices become plays an important role in our daily lives, especially in adolescents’ categories. While there is a very clear argument for how the technology is effected on us and causing social isolation as we know, but in another way is also the argument that these technologies are helping us to become more social in our society. This is very probably because we have a good and perfect ability to communicate with each other. Despite long distances. We all know that the goal of technology is to make our lives easier and more efficient. I think that every future may bring technology, it will help us, but the same time, mobile phones may bring us some bad things that will leave a bad fingerprint in our societies
Before the invention of the computer and the internet, face to face communication was a normal everyday occurrence and loneliness and isolation was a problem that rarely was experienced or discussed. People moved about their day looking up speaking to each other as they passed by at the local store. Currently, technology is an essential part of many people’s lives, allowing them to use their devices and communicate with others in diverse ways and places.
Online social media is a term used to describe the interaction and activities between individuals or groups of people, exchanging different ideas over the internet. Social media has a huge and significant impact on young people as they are gaining popularity all over the world. Children grow up in an environment surrounded by smart mobile devices, computers and interactive social networking applications such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.