May 15, 2023

11 Examples of Fear and Suspicion Of New Technology

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New communications technologies don’t come with user’s manuals. They are primitive, while old tech is refined. So critics attack. The critic’s job is easier than the practitioner’s: they score with the fearful by comparing the infancy of the new medium with the perfected medium it threatens. But of course, the practitioner wins. In the end, we always assimilate to the new technology.

Here are 11 examples of fear and suspicion of new technology, spanning the history of communications.

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