Today’s episode’s featured guest is clinical psychologist and author Sherry Turkle who founded the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self. Sherry has spent the last 30 years studying the psychology behind people’s relationship with technology. She’s written two well-known books that explore these topics: Alone Together and Reclaiming Conversation.
Often referred to as “the Margaret Mead of digital culture,” and called a “conscience for the tech world” by novelist Jonathan Franzen in the New York Times Book Review, Professor Turkle studies the effects on human relationships of digital technology, including the personal computer, social networks, mobile connectivity and artificial intelligence. She has described technology …