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technophobia

[tek-nuh-foh-bee-uh] /ˌtɛk nəˈfoʊ bi ə/
noun
1.
abnormal fear of or anxiety about the effects of advanced technology.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65; techno- + -phobia
Related forms
technophobe, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for technophobe

technophobe

/ˈtɛknəʊˌfəʊb/
noun
1.
someone who fears the effects of technological development on society and the environment
2.
someone who is afraid of using technological devices, such as computers
Derived Forms
technophobic, adjective

technophobia

/ˌtɛknəʊˈfəʊbɪə/
noun
1.
fear of the effects of technological developments on society or the environment
2.
fear of using technological devices, such as computers
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Word Origin and History for technophobe
n.

by 1952, perhaps by 1946, from techno- + -phobe.

If the reader will consult such a book as Recent Economic Changes, by David A. Wells, published in 1889, he will find passages that, except for the dates and absolute amounts involves, might have been writen by our technophobes (if I may coin a needed word) of today. [Henry Hazlitt, "Economics in One Lesson," 1952 edition]

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