Sentimentality for Silicon

iphone in jeans front pocket
iphone in jeans front pocket
September 2, 2017

Do you love your laptop? Feel affection for your phone? Some of us spend more time with our devices than our families. It’s kind of like your silicon best friend. Isn’t that why we call it personal technology? This hour, we explore how deep do those attachments go.

  1. Mourning Our Lost And Broken Technology

    Alexander Weinstein’s “Children of the New World” is a collection of cautionary tales about extreme emotional attachment to software and silicon.

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  2. The Internet Has Made Dying More Miserable

    Chuck Klosterman thinks the Internet has ruined a lot of things, including death.

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  3. How Can Digital Citizens Reclaim Their Voices Online?

    Filmmaker Astra Taylor wants to reclaim the democratic potential of personal technology.

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  4. Why We're Alone Even When We're Together

    For three decades, MIT professor Sherry Turkle's been looking at the ways we interact with machines. She believes our digital devices are taking a toll on our personal relationships.

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  5. The Bad Sort Of Time Travel

    Doug Rushkoff believes personal technology is having an insidious effect on our relationship with time. He calls it "present shock."

     

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