Hello Barbie could kill empathy in kids, says tech skeptic Sherry Turkle



"MIT researcher and leading techno-skeptic Sherry Turkle, who just wrote a book on the deleterious effects of technology on society, invoked Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, the seminal 1960s book about public misinformation, DDT and environmental ruin, to describe the role of technology today.

“We’re finding traces of a new Silent Spring,” said Turkle. “Now we face technology making a new kind of assault, and this time the assault is on empathy.”"