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  1. technocentrism(Noun)

    The fallacy of using of technology to try to answer all questions.

  2. Origin: Coined by Seymour Papert (1987) as a combination of techno- and egocentrism.


  1. Technocentrism

    Technocentrism is a term that denotes a value system that is centered on technology and its ability to control and protect the environment. Technocentrics have absolute faith in technology and industry and firmly believe that humans have control over nature. Although technocentrics may accept that environmental problems exist, they do not see them as problems to be solved by a reduction in industry. Rather, environmental problems are seen as problems to be solved using science and technology. Indeed, technocentrics see the way forward for both developed and developing countries, and the solutions to environmental problems, as lying in scientific and technological advancement. Technocentrism is often contrasted with ecocentrism. Ecocentrics, including deep ecologists, see themselves as being subject to nature, rather than in control of it. They lack faith in modern technology and the bureaucracy attached to it. Ecocentrics will argue that the natural world should be respected for its processes and products, and that low impact technology and self-sufficiency is more desirable than technological control of nature.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of technocentrism in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of technocentrism in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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