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  • 1. Week 4Friday, 12 October 2012

2. Let them have robotsFriday, 12 October 2012 3. Friday, 12 October 2012 4. Technology as the Architect of our IntimaciesFriday, 12 October 2012 5. Friday, 12 October 2012 6. Friday, 12 October 2012 7. Friday, 12 October 2012 8. we can ill afford the luxury of using it. Talking about addiction subverts our best thinking because it suggests that if there are problems, there is only one solution. To combat addiction you have to discard the addicting substance. Sherry TurkleFriday, 12 October 2012 9. Friday, 12 October 2012 10. Friday, 12 October 2012 11. Friday, 12 October 2012 12. Friday, 12 October 2012 13. Friday, 12 October 2012 14. Friday, 12 October 2012 15. Friday, 12 October 2012 16. Friday, 12 October 2012 17. Friday, 12 October 2012 18. PARO therapy / carerFriday, 12 October 2012 19. Friday, 12 October 2012 20. Time to DieFriday, 12 October 2012 21. Friday, 12 October 2012 22. AsimoFriday, 12 October 2012 23. Friday, 12 October 2012 24. The Tamagotchi hascrossed a threshold.Children breathe life intotheir dolls. With theTamagotchi we are in therealm of objects that childrensee as having their ownagendas, needs, anddesires. Children mourn thelife the Tamagotchi ledFriday, 12 October 2012 25. My baby died in its sleep.I will forever weep. Then his batteries went dead.Now he lives in my head. Friday, 12 October 2012 26. Alive enough Real EnoughFriday, 12 October 2012 27. Friday, 12 October 2012 28. Friday, 12 October 2012 29. Friday, 12 October 2012 30. Friday, 12 October 2012 31. wont we have people to do this for us?Friday, 12 October 2012 32. Friday, 12 October 2012 33. Friday, 12 October 2012 34. the first thing missing if you take a robot as a companion is alterity, the ability to see the world through the eyes of another. Without alterity there can be no empathy. Sherry TurkleFriday, 12 October 2012 35. Philosophers say that ourcapacity to put ourselves in theplace of the other is essential tobeing human. Perhaps whenpeople lose this ability, robotsseem appropriate companybecause their share thisincapacitySherry TurkleFriday, 12 October 2012 36. Friday, 12 October 2012 37. a way of feeling connected in which they [children] have permission to think only of themselves.Friday, 12 October 2012 38. In this relationship, treatment is not about the simple act of telling secrets or receiving advice. It may begin with projection but offers a push back, an insistence that therapist and patient together take account of what is going on in their relationship. When we talk to robots, we share thoughts with machines that can offer no such resistance. Our stories fall, literally, on deaf ears. If there is meaning, it is because the person with the robot has heard him or herself talk aloud Sherry TurkleFriday, 12 October 2012 39. the difference between a human being pretending to care and robot, is that a robot cannot pretend to care, it can only pretend. Friday, 12 October 2012 40. This is a new kind of relationship, sanctioned by a new language of care. Although the robot had understood nothing, Miram settled for what she had. And, more, she was supported by nurses and attendants happy for her to pour her heart out to a machine. To say that Miram was having a conversation with Paro, as these people do, is to forget what it is to have a conversation. The very fact that we now design and manufacture robot companions for the elderly marks a turning point. We ask technology to perform what used to be loves labour: taking care of each other. Sherry TurkleFriday, 12 October 2012 41. Friday, 12 October 2012 42. Robots good, because humans bad.Friday, 12 October 2012 43. Todays adolescents have no less need than those ofprevious generations to learn emphatic skills, to thinkabout their values and identity, and to manage andexpress feelings. They need time to discoverthemselves, time to think. But technology, put in theservice of always on communication and telegraphicspeed and brevity, has changed the rules of engagementwith all of this. When is downtown when is stillness? [...]I have said that in the psychoanalytical tradition, onespeaks about narcissism not to indicate people who lovethemselves, but a personality so fragile that it needsconstant support. It cannot tolerate the complex demandsof other people but tries to relate to them by distorting whothey are and splitting off what it needs, what it can use. So,the narcissistic self gets on with others by dealing only withtheir made to measure representationsFriday, 12 October 2012 44. Im not ready for people I mean people in person.Friday, 12 October 2012 45. Love your LifeFriday, 12 October 2012 46. Friday, 12 October 2012 47. we ask not of satisfactions in life but in our life mix. We have moved from multi taking to multi-lifingFriday, 12 October 2012 48. Life on the screen moves from being better than nothing to simply being better. Here, the self is reassuringly protean. You can experiment with different kinds of people, but you dont assume the risks of real relationships . Should you get bored or into trouble, you can [..] move on . or you can retire your avatar and start again Sherry TurkleFriday, 12 October 2012 49. Today, our machine dream is to be never alone butalways in control. This cant happen when one is faceto face with a person. But it can be accomplished witha robot or [] by slipping through the portals of digitallifeSherry TurkleFriday, 12 October 2012 50. The myth of MultitaskingI cant imagine doing this when Im olderFriday, 12 October 2012 51. Friday, 12 October 2012 52. Friday, 12 October 2012 53. We insist that our world is increasinglycomplex, yet we have created acommunications culture that hasdecreased the time available for us tosit and think uninterrupted. As wecommunicate in ways that ask foralmost instantaneous responses wedont allow sufficient space to considercomplicated problems.Sherry TurkleFriday, 12 October 2012 54. Id rather talk to a robot. Friends can be exhaustingFriday, 12 October 2012 55. http://www.parorobots.com/video.aspFriday, 12 October 2012 56. http://www.ted.com/talks/sherry_turkle_alone_together.htmlFriday, 12 October 2012