Human Relations With Robot Companions / Artificial Intelligence

1286 Words Oct 26th, 2015 6 Pages
Emotions dictate our entire lives. For better or for worse emotions influence our actions, thoughts, personalities, and more than we are even aware of. Emotions make a person who they are. Humans are in fact emotional beings. The thing is we sometimes let our emotions control our every action, both good and bad, without even knowing it. Through emotions, however, we develop a sense of who we actually are as well. Within the works Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other (Sherry Turkle), Love 2.0: How Our Supreme Emotion Affects Everything We Feel, Think, Do, and Become (Barbara Fredrickson), and Wisdom (Robert Thurman) certain studies are elaborated on in which humans discover themselves through their emotions. In Alone Together Sherry Turkle gives insight on human relations with robot companions/artificial intelligence. Barbara Fredrickson’s Love 2.0 is about the study of biological love and the connections needed to produce it. And Wisdom, by Robert Thurman, is insight on achieving selflessness and how it makes you an overall more connected person in the fabric of human life. These works each give a unique view on how emotions can influence people’s lives. Emotions have an immense amount of influence over an individual’s perception of the self and truly define who we are. Through their emotions humans develop a sense of place and understanding of who they are and how they will live out their lives. In Alone Together Turkle assigns…
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