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Summary Of ' The Bumping Into Mr. Ravioli ' By Sherry Turkle

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Destini A. Gidden Basic Composition Professor Walsh November 2, 2015 Authenticity Living in an authentic world is nearly unimaginable when there is technology everywhere. Busyness has taken control over people’s lives. Adam Gopnik’s “Bumping into Mr. Ravioli” and Sherry Turkle’s “Alone Together” give reasons as to why humans are absorbed within technology and busyness that they neglect what should be really important to them in their life. Turkle believes that people are misusing technology and the negative effects that come with it. She quotes how adults aren’t actually engaging with people in real life, but instead would rather connect through the internet. The adults then feel a sense of loneliness since they are too tangled up within technology. Turkle believes that the younger population are more so to connect with colleagues but are not quite sure as to whether or not they would like to be loved or wanted by those around them. She points out that robots should not replace the way people form relationships, but instead be accepted as another type of pleasure and love. Gopnik writes about Olivia, his three-year-old daughter, and how she has an imaginary friend named Mr. Ravioli. Olivia always says that Mr. Ravioli is too busy working and has no time to be with her. Gopnik worries that Olivia’s real like is reflected onto her imaginary friend. His worries bring him to a psychologist, his sister, and asks if this behavior is normal. Although his sister says she has never
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