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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Definitions for technophobia

  1. abnormal fear of or anxiety about the effects of advanced technology.

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Citations for technophobia
But technophobia isn’t exactly a new theme and, especially for Americans recently captivated by the excellent technophobic U.K. series Black Mirror, the dangers of virtual reality and artificial intelligence may seem old hat. Joanna Robnison, "Technophobia and Fear of Women Go Hand in Hand at SXSW," Vanity Fair, March 20, 2015
There are a number of reasons why people might suffer from technophobia—that is, a morbid fear of technological advance. Some have nothing to do with technology itself, but merely with unpleasant consequences that might equally well have arisen from other phenomena. Isaac Asimov, "Technophobia," The Roving Mind, 1983
Origin of technophobia
Technophobia entered English in the mid-1900s and stems from the Greek roots téchnē meaning "art, skill," and phóbos meaning "fear, panic."