She advocates limiting our device usage in “sacred spaces” like the dinner table, the places where phones and their enticements may impede intimacy and interaction. She wants us to look into each other’s eyes as we talk. She wants us to read each other’s movements. She wants us to have conversations that are supremely human.
Of all the tech skeptics, Turkle is certainly the best informed and most reasonable. For sure, having a proper conversation requires attention, and most of our tech constantly draws this attention away. Being able to ignore it, even for a short while, takes willpower.