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Unraveling the History of Technological Skepticism

Technological advancements have always been met with a mix of skepticism and fear. From the telephone disrupting face-to-face communication to calculators diminishing mental arithmetic skills, each new technology has faced resistance. Even the written word was once believed to weaken human memory.

Technology Perceived Threat
Telephone Disrupting face-to-face communication
Calculators Diminishing mental arithmetic skills
Typewriter Degrading writing quality
Printing Press Threatening manual script work
Written Word Weakening human memory