technofear

technofear

(ˈtɛknəˌfɪə)
n
(Pathology) fear of using technological devices, such as computers; technophobia
Translations

technofear

nAngst fvor allem Technischen
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* Videodrome (18) David Cronenberg's seminal technofear cyberthriller with James Woods as a cable pirate who begins to experience nightmarish hallucinations after watching S&M torture broadcasts.
Some, he says, suffered "technofear." However, the use of demos first and then live training before ever picking a case helped to get people through that.
Technofear. Call it what you will, the symptoms are the same.
"The Ballad of Technofear" propels the poet into cyberspace; a time will come he says when "naebody'll log in / on Scotslit but the profs, / and at the first daimen icker / the thrave'll be flogged off, / timor computeris conturbat me." But of course he has beaten technology at its own game here by inserting a phrase from Burns's "To a Mouse" and has also incorporated the final line of each stanza of William Dunbar's masterpiece, "Lament for the Makars." The line is repeated in Dunbar; in Herbert there are variations such as "timor Microsoft conturbat me."
Overcoming technofear. Management Today (UK), MTO, 86 - 87 (ISSB:0025-1925; February).
Again fuelled by technofear, this time it's the internet that's the conduit for the spooky goings on, providing a channel for the dead to cross back into the world of the living by way of a software programme and a website called The Forbidden Room that offers encounters with ghosts and features images of people in despair.
Both infuse the mundane with a sense of dread, but this time the narrative's rooted not in technofear but the underlying issues of contemporary urban Japan where economic up for her in the kitchen.