Monday, July 4, 2011

Artificial Community

As we explore the impact of being in community at St. Paul UMC, Rocky Mount, NC, we also struggle with a loss of real community. We have lost some part of our ability to be in "real community" by replacing it with isolation and/or creating "artificial community" with online personas and now with robots who perform or "play" as if they are feeling. Take a look at this video from MIT professor Sherry Turkle and author of Alone Together.

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