articles tagged: technophobia
world of weird things podcast: is technology ruining millennials’ sex lives?
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world of weird things podcast: is technology ruining millennials’ sex lives?

Millennials are suffering from what’s been called “the sex recession,” and a number of researchers and pundits have been blaming technology. They might not be completely off base for a change...

henry kissinger’s misplaced warnings about artificial intelligence
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henry kissinger’s misplaced warnings about artificial intelligence

Kissinger’s concerns about machines displacing human curiosity and turning our brains into useless, gray jelly unsuccessfully mine the same territory as many other technophobes with roughly the same results.

one half of a debate
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one half of a debate

Neither Ray Kurzweil or Jaron Lanier seem to lack imagination as to what jobs computers could do. So why are they so uncreative when it comes to coming up with ideas for humans working alongside AI?

and now for a little technophobic paternalism
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and now for a little technophobic paternalism

Tech skeptic Evgeny Morozov doesn't seem to think smartphone app users have any agency or free will.

susan greenfield gets the treatment she deserves
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susan greenfield gets the treatment she deserves

Susan Greenfield is trying to sell normal changes in human brains in response to stimuli as brainwashing by technology and received an appropriate reply.

and now, how about some good, old-fashioned technophobia?
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and now, how about some good, old-fashioned technophobia?

Technophobes are confusing normal neuroplasticity and poor impulse control for black technological magic.

technophobia is alive, well, and still wrong
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technophobia is alive, well, and still wrong

Ted Kaczynski's technophobic manifesto lives on and its ideas found an appreciative audience.

the e-book that will destroy the world
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the e-book that will destroy the world

According to Jonathan Franzen, books are vital to the continuation of civilization, just as long as they're not in digital form because e-books will destroy the sum total of knowledge.

the old fogey squad comes after social media
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the old fogey squad comes after social media

Panic about social media ruining kids' minds is just another in a long line of panics created by older generations intimidated by new technology.

dear technophobes, the kids are quite all right…
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dear technophobes, the kids are quite all right…

Over the last 60 years, the world has dramatically changed but K-12 education hasn't. Just blaming social media and web connected devices won't help get students more engaged.

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