Fear of Technology – What and Why

Did you know that a significantly percentage of today’s modern people actually suffers from a condition called fear of technology. Strange as it may sound, in America, arguably the most advanced country of the world, 55% of the population actually fears to take advantage of technology in their everyday lives.

Today, we agree that we are dependent on technology but yet most people generally feel uneasy about technology. One subconscious reason most people who afraid the technology are understood to have is that with the use of technology they feel enslaved to some outlander influence.

There are two general reasons for people fearing the technology. First reason is the gross lack of understanding of the scientific and technical aspects of our day-to-day technology. The other reason is the flawed personal-belief of people that the advent of technology has marked an unwanted intrusion in their otherwise natural world.

Even though it’s mostly subconscious but those who fear technology must understand that the augmentation of technology is only natural. So much so that fearing the technology is actually fearing ourselves. We need this whole fear of technology to cease immediately.

One reasoning for this fear of technology is that human psychology is to fear that which it cannot control. However, what needs to be understood is that no matter how advanced or developed it is technology is still lifeless. It cannot do – and does not do – anything that it’s not made to. Technology is harmless as it is completely controlled by humans.

Another explanation for human’s fear of technology is our psyche to always look backwards with a bright mindset and to always be wary of the future. But today with so much and such great technology around us shouldn’t the fear of technology be just fading away? This irrational and illogical fear of technology only drags us behind that we actually are in time.


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