More Connected, Yet More Alone

We are more connected now than we ever have been -- but what if it's all just a facade? What if the modern era of technology and social networks that seemingly bring us closer together are actually making us farther apart?

Statistics say that most of you will get bored of this video after 12 seconds and click away. But if you are willing to watch the remaining 19 minutes and 36 seconds, this presentation by Psychologist Sherry Turkle is extremely eye opening. I hope you find it as intriguing as I did. As we expect more from technology, do we expect less from each other? 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.