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ˌtɛk nəˈfoʊ bi ətechno·pho·bi·a

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. technophobianoun

    dislike for new technology

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  1. technophobianoun

    A fear of new technologies.

    Etymology: From τέχνη "technê" (craft) and φόβος "phobos" (fear)

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  1. Technophobia

    Technophobia is the fear or dislike of advanced technology or complex devices, especially computers. Although there are numerous interpretations of technophobia, they seem to become more complex as technology continues to evolve at such an unstoppable rate. The term is generally used in the sense of an irrational fear, but others contend fears are justified. It is related to cyberphobia and is the opposite of technophilia. Dr. Larry Rosen, research psychologist, computer educator, and professor at the California State University suggests that there are three dominant subcategories of technophobes- the "uncomfortable users", the "cognitive computerphobes", and "anxious computerphobes". First receiving widespread notice during the Industrial Revolution, technophobia has been observed to affect various societies and communities throughout the world. This has caused some groups to take stances against some modern technological developments in order to preserve their ideologies. In some of these cases, the new technologies conflict with established beliefs, such as the personal values of simplicity and modest lifestyles. A number of examples of technophobic ideas can be found in multiple forms of art, ranging from literary works such as Frankenstein to films like Metropolis. Many of these works portray the darker side of technology as perceived by the technophobic. As technologies become increasingly complex and difficult to understand, people are more likely to harbor anxieties relating to their use of modern technologies.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of technophobia in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of technophobia in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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