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The First 15 - The Word of the Day - June 16/15

I'm just going to come out and say it. I associate myself as a sapiophile. I am the only person that I know of...so far.. that has a Word Book, where I write words that I find intriguing. I find these in the books ( I Know...Books!!?!) I read (I Know...Read!!?!!) or from sources like Dictionary.com's Word of the Day App, or from my general day to day attempt to always be learning.

I love my Word of the Day, wherever I find it, because it usually opens up a new thought pathway, either in an exploration of the actual definition, or through examination of the feelings and memories I have associated with that word. The Word of the Day today from Dictionary.com is technophobia, defined as an abnormal fear of or anxiety about the effects of advanced technology. I made me think that all of us, on some level, probably harbor at least some small measure of technophobia.

I grew up with computers, having my first computer classes while we were still learning about things like ENIAC and seeing pictures of the rooms that used to house the worlds 'super' computers when they were first using boxes and boxes of punch cards to encode information. As such, the frantic pace of technological advancement has been difficult to fathom. I take some small comfort in the fact that solar power is now cheaper to produce, per Gigawatt, than any other source of fuel. More importantly, the innovation and creativity being shown by the pioneers of green technologies, and the gradual swinging away from the backwards thinking we have been sold as the truth for so long, offer hope that even the slowest of us might have some small chance of surviving the future we have created for ourselves.

So what's your 'abnormal' fear of technology? How about your biggest hope for new technologies of the future.?.


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msiduri wrote on June 17, 2015, 12:19 AM

I don't know that I have an abnormal fear of technology. More like a fatigue of having to have the latest greatest right now.

stbrians wrote on June 17, 2015, 8:22 AM

I must be suffering from technophobia too. I dear technology