How is technology changing our experiences?
Nevertheless, there are ironies exist in people wondering between the real world and virtual spaces. Turkle gives us an example of Pete, a person who has a wife and two children in the real world. He found himself owning merrier relationship with others and feeling more like he is as the avatar he creates in the virtual space. He prefers indulging in his Second Life rather than the physical world.
Moreover, people feel like their abilities are enhanced and efficiency are increased while multitasking. In fact, they do not perform well on each of the task they are dealing with. We seem to gain more time from the networked devices but the truth is not like that. Besides, networked devices also caused pressures upon us. We may find that sometimes we want to escape from being tethered to the always-on connectivity for there is no room to breathe while connected with others all the time. There is an example of Diane, a museum curator, who can hardly keep up with the pace of technology. She hopes to be “offline” in order to enjoy a careless life during her scheduled vacation. She is yoked and lack of her private space.
The writer does not explicitly express whether she encourage or depreciates us using networked devices, however, through her words, we can see that she implies that it is not that good to become tethered to the virtual world by providing us examples that indicate negative effects on those people. As for my opinion, I am not in favor of yoking myself in the virtual world.