Cyberphobia

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Cyberphobia is a concept introduced in 1985[citation needed], described as a specific phobia expressed as "an irrational fear of or aversion to computers" or more generally, a fear and/or inability to learn about new technologies.[1]

Some forms of cyberphobia may range from the more passive forms of technophobia of those who are indifferent toward cyberspace to the responses of those who see digital technology as a medium of intrusive surveillance; more extreme responses may involve anti-technological paranoia expressed by social movements that radically oppose ‘technological society’ and ‘the New World Order’.[2]

Suggested treatments include hypnotherapy, Neuro-linguistic programming, and medication prescribed for general symptoms of anxiety or phobias (SSRIs, MAOIs, Beta blockers).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cyberphobia Treatment Information". common-phobias.com. Retrieved 2012-03-21. [unreliable source?]
  2. ^ Sandywell, B. Monsters in cyberspace cyberphobia and cultural panic in the information age. Information, Communication & Society, 9(1), 39-61. doi: 10.1080/13691180500519407.