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ignored on the phone
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For three decades, MIT professor Sherry Turkle's been looking at the ways we interact with machines. She believes our digital devices are taking a toll on our personal relationships.

A light in the dark (from a phone)
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Filmmaker Astra Taylor wants to reclaim the democratic potential of personal technology.

Robot boy
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Alexander Weinstein’s “Children of the New World” is a collection of cautionary tales about extreme emotional attachment to software and silicon.  

Your electronic best friend
Airdates: 
February 17, 2018
October 13, 2018

Do you love your laptop? Feel affection for your phone? Some of us spend more time with our devices than our families. How deep do those attachments go?More

Zoe Quinn
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An impromptu guide from one of our guests on how to properly secure your online life.

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13:28
Searching the stars
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For more than 30 years, the scientists at the SETI Institute have been looking and listening for signs of extraterrestrial intelligence. And recently, some of them decided to get a bit more proactive.

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10:05

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