The feeling that ‘no one is listening to me’ makes us want to spend time with machines that seem to care about us.

Sherry Turkle

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“Connected, but Alone?” TED2012. Feb 2012. Conference Presentation.

Source: "Connected, but Alone?" TED2012. Feb 2012. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: Loneliness is causing people to turn to technology to meet their social needs, asserts Sherry Turkle in this quote from her 2012 TEDTalk, "Connected but Alone?" In this Talk, Turkle discusses the problematic ways in which people use technology to replace real social contact. As a result of our increasing reliance on devices and the Internet for socialization, says Turkle, we actually end up more isolated because we lose the capacity for real intimacy. Watch the full TEDTalk here: Sherry Turkle - Connected, but Alone?