Technophobia

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Reynaldo C. Lugtu, Jr.

One of the greatest minds, Stephen Hawking, before he passed away, warned us anew on the dangers of artificial intelligence (AI). In several interviews, he said that it could be the ‘worst event in the history of our civilization’ and warned us that it could end mankind.

He drove home the point. In a recent survey of Pew research, more than 70% of Americans expressed wariness or concern about a world where machines perform many of the tasks done by humans. In this age of the 4th Industrial Revolution, there is a resurgence of technophobia, or the fear or dislike of advanced technology or complex devices. The term first surfaced in 1960 to1965, when psychologists noticed a growing fear for computers and how it may replace human jobs.

April 24 - technophobia2 (Rey Lugtu)

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