Episode 111: Conversation in the Digital Age…nvm, tldr.
How does our constant need to stay connected affect our ability to well, connect?
It’s a bizarre question at first: Is our capacity for meaningful, soul-nourishing conversation something that can go away? Sherry Turkle, professor of psychology at MIT, and author of “Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in the Digital Age”, says yes, emphatically.
On this episode of DecodeDC, Dick Meyer has a long conversation with Turkle about conversation. Turkle is our foremost scholar of how new technology affects old emotions, behaviors and ways of bonding. Spoiler alert: We’re all at risk of becoming device-addicted, never-present techno-dweebs if we don’t wise up fast.