The Ted Talk By Sherry Turkle

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The Ted Talk by Sherry Turkle, "Alone Together" embraces a strong dependency of modern day technology, and it's power to replace human contact with the "Illusion of companionship". With a respected background, a degree in Psychology and extensive research, Sherry Turkle emphasizes just how much we're letting technology take us to a place we do not want to go. It is one thing to reflect upon a professional, and another thing to adopt imagery in personal lyrical emotion. The two videos that grasped my attention were Gary Turk's "Look up" and Prince EA's "Autocorrect Humanity." Both videos display a lot of similarities, such as rhymes, an emotional connection, and expressing the overall picture of putting down your phone, but Gary Turks "Look Up" has made a larger impact of the two. The video "Look Up" has a significantly powerful, and emotional appeal to it and the message it conveys. …show more content…

While Prince EA portrays his message through Logos, Gary Turk approaches emotion through Pathos- day to day life examples enlarging personal dissatisfaction. For example, Prince EA raps "But, get a load of this, studies show the attention span of the average adult today is one second slower than that of a gold fish" reiterating peoples focus on phones and social media causing a social deficit. Gary Turk, on the other hand, sends his message stating "Be there for your friends, and they'll be there too, but no one will be if a group message will do" which captures a different emotion, but same message being given. Although Prince EA uses statistics to appeal attention, Gary Turks approach sways the mind with affectionate

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