TED Talk on How Texting Hurts Our Ability to Find and Create Real Connection

“We sacrifice and shortchange ourselves by replacing conversation and texting and e-mail…. We are getting used to getting by with less that we almost don’t need others anymore…. We are developing robots that are designed to be, our companions” “We are lonely… we are afraid of intimacy… we expect more from technology and less from each other”Ā – says Sherry Turkle, a cultural analyst and the author of “AloneĀ Together,Ā among other fascinating things in her TED talk below. This brilliant, compelling video is as applicable or more applicable to flirting and dating as it is to every other aspect of our lives. Watch it and ask yourself whether there are thing you can do in your everyday life to minimize the time you spend texting and ignoring the world around you, especially if you are single and especially if the excessive texting habit prevents you from making eye contact, flirting and having casual interaction with the people around you in your daily life.

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  1. It is a great video indeed. You don't even need to wait for anyone's hardship. Just watch how people on the phone when they stand in any line or at a café/restaurant, as soon as the person they are with goes to the restroom for a minute.

  2. Wow this was a great video! There are many times that I can remember where people jumped to their phone as an escape from the current hardships of their lives.

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