Short Writing 8 - Allison Morrow 101-3AA December 2 2009 Short Writing#8 The confusion in the essay by Sherry Turkle about what is real and what is

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Allison Morrow 101-3AA December 2, 2009 Short Writing #8 The confusion in the essay by Sherry Turkle about what is real and what is not is very interesting. It is as if the children of today are so used to electronic and robotic developments that they confuse what is real and what is not actually alive. The complaint used as an example about the jellyfish where people didn’t think that the creatures looked as “realistic” as the animatronics shows us that we depend on electronics for so many things that now we confuse and compare them with what is actually alive and breathing. If the animatronics are given emotional aspects that humans can relate to, the confusion on the reality of objects becomes even more puzzling. By saying that the mind is a machine, Turkle is pointing out that even though the mind is complex, it can be recreated with artificial intelligence. This poses the question of what our mind is exactly and how can it possibly be reduced to something simpler; in other words, something that can be created. By giving the electronic devices the
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This note was uploaded on 06/16/2011 for the course ENGLISH 101 taught by Professor Bey during the Fall '11 term at University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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Short Writing 8 - Allison Morrow 101-3AA December 2 2009 Short Writing#8 The confusion in the essay by Sherry Turkle about what is real and what is

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