The Threats of Technology in Sherry Turkle’s book Alone Together,”

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“Eat two chocolate bars and call me in the morning,” says the doctor to his patient. Such advice sounds like a sugar fanatic’s dream, but recent studies have in-deed confirmed that chocolate positively affects depression and anxiety. Quite similarly, high-technology seems amazingly helps human beings keep on dominating this world, but meanwhile, high-technology insensibly “attacks” human beings. In Sherry Turkle’s book “Alone Together,” she rehashes an old argument about technological substitutions. She states that technology is threatening to dominate people’s lives and make people less human. Under the illusion of allowing people to communicate better and live in the more convenient way, it is actually isolating people from real human …show more content…
“Eat two chocolate bars and call me in the morning,” says the doctor to his patient. Such advice sounds like a sugar fanatic’s dream, but recent studies have in-deed confirmed that chocolate positively affects depression and anxiety. Quite similarly, high-technology seems amazingly helps human beings keep on dominating this world, but meanwhile, high-technology insensibly “attacks” human beings. In Sherry Turkle’s book “Alone Together,” she rehashes an old argument about technological substitutions. She states that technology is threatening to dominate people’s lives and make people less human. Under the illusion of allowing people to communicate better and live in the more convenient way, it is actually isolating people from real human interactions in a cyber-reality that is a poor imitation of the real world. Apparently, given that humans have countless productive and unique qualities, humans cannot and should never be replaced by “man-made robots.” However, since people over-used digital social networks to replace face-to-face interaction and become so obsessed about building an idealized image of others by allowed manipulation of the social identity, the impact of technology on human relationships should be concerned. The list of attacks on social media is a long one and comes from all corners of academia and popular culture, which means people from all over the world are craving more advanced technology for more advanced life at this moment. This is the very moment