As we expect more from technology, do we expect less from each other?
And what are the consequences for us as individuals, as a community, and especially as believers? Sherry Turkle studies how our devices and online personas are redefining human connection and communication — and asks us to think deeply about the new kinds of connection we want to have. Turkle argues that the social media we encounter on a daily basis are confronting us with a moment of temptation.
Drawn by the illusion of companionship without the demands of intimacy, we confuse postings and online sharing with authentic communication. This is something critical for us to wrestle with as we look at modern society and culture, and the dangers and opportunities around the use of technology as citizens in the Kingdom of God.