Technology – the new generation gap

ByMIKE GROPPER
November 10, 2016 12:34

“People fear things they depend on but don’t have any control over. That’s technology.” (The Atlantic, October 16, 2015)

4 minute read.



Smartphone

Smartphone. (photo credit:ILLUSTRATIVE: ISSEI KATO/REUTERS)

Technophobia, from Greek techne, is the fear or dislike of advanced technology or complex devices, especially computers (American Heritage Dictionary). Many people, especially baby boomers, people born after the Second World War, are intimidated by technology.

Most young people are not.

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