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"Terrified of being alone, yet afraid of intimacy, we experience widespread feelings of emptiness, of disconnection, of the unreality of self. And here the computer, a companion without emotional demands, offers a compromise. You can be a loner, but never alone. You can interact, but need never feel vulnerable to another person."
-Sherry Turkle, professor of social studies of science and technology and director of MIT's Initiative on Technology and Self, The Second Self (1984)