Put down your phone and stop texting: the need to interact in real life as technology increases

Watch this video on why we need real life moments of interaction and communication, and how even when we’re together we are still on our phones and not with the people who are actually there with us in real life.

http://www.ted.com/talks/sherry_turkle_alone_together

I’m the first to admit I’m guilty of preferring to send a long text or email instead of waiting to say it in real life. The speaker explains why – it’s our desire to control, edit, and perfect what we want to say, because real life communication is sometimes messy, unpredictable and inarticulate, and sometimes the conversation may not go the way we want it to go – the perfect way we have planned it in our heads, or we might never get the chance to say all the things we want to say.

But nothing beats a moment, an interaction, a conversation in real life, in real time.

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The Constant Scholar

Former academic biologist (PhD), now a rogue scholar in psychology, philosophy, and other things that interest me. Things I love: films, books, music, writing, photography, philosophy, and psychology.

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