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RUNNING HEAD: TECHNOLOGY IMPACT ON SOCIAL INTERACTION
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RUNNING HEAD: TECHNOLOGY IMPACT ON SOCIAL INTERACTION
Kwame Anthony Appiah, a professor of philosophy and law at New York University,
who writes an article calls “Making Conversation”. Sherry Turkle, a professor of social studies
of science, whom writes an article calls “The Empathy Diaries”. They both have written two
articles about conversation is essential from their different points of views. In Appiah’s article,
he points out that people should respect all cultures and all beliefs in this globalized world. What
counts is that people should start at respecting making conversations. Appiah also discusses the
challenges that we are facing in the world right now and the changes in our society right now. He
wants people from different countries can exist in one globalized world. “Cosmopolitanism” not
only means people in a tribe, an area or a country, but also people in globalized world
community. On the other hand, Turkle thinks people are slowly losing their abilities of making
conversation because of modern technology. He also mentions that new generations are losing
their empathy. Both Appiah and Turkle drop plenty of examples to demonstrate their points of
views. After reading both articles, modern technology actually does threaten Appiah’s view that
conversation can allow us to coexist because modern technology has affected people’s life, such
as internet and social media. These are making people’s conversation less and less. People rather
email or text to others instead of having a face-to face talk. Gradually, people will lose their
ability to make conversation.
With the technology propagation that overcome the time and space obstacles, anyone
would think that these tools would be mainly used to gain an understanding of different cultures
in the different parts of the world, meet people from different walks of life, strengthen familial
relationships, communicate effectively, etc. According to professor Appiah, he sees technology
as one of the things that would bring people closer together more than before. It is clearly
illustrated when he says, “by the end, I hope to have made it harder to think of the world as

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RUNNING HEAD: TECHNOLOGY IMPACT ON SOCIAL INTERACTION Technology Impact on Social Interaction Student’s Name Institution Date RUNNING HEAD: TECHNOLOGY IMPACT ON SOCIAL INTERACTION Kwame Anthony Appiah, a professor of philosophy and law at New York University, who writes an article calls “Making Conversation”. Sherry Turkle, a professor of social studies of science, whom writes an article calls “The Empathy Diaries”. They both have written two articles about conversation is essential from their different points of views. In Appiah’s article, he points out that people should respect all cultures and all beliefs in this globalized world. What counts is that people should start at respecting making conversations. Appiah also discusses the challenges that we are facing in the world right now and the changes in our society right now. He wants people from different countries can exist in one globalized world. “Cosmopolitanism” not only means people in a tribe, an area or a country, but also people in globalized world community. On the other hand, Turkle thinks people are slowly losing their abilities of making conversation because of modern technology. He also mentions that new generations are losing their empathy. Both Appiah and Turkle drop plenty of examples to demonstrate their points of views. After reading both articles, modern technology actually does threaten Appiah’s view that conversation can allow us to coexist because modern technology has affecte ...
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