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technophilia

A love of computers and high-tech gadgets. Contrast with technophobia. See technophile.
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More than depicting technophilia, then, Pylon, this paper argues, is a critique of a capitalist culture increasingly devoid of such passion and appreciation for creativity as demonstrated by the barnstormers.
We also appreciate her serious discussions on the role of science in national development and its influence on literary history, the impact of Darwin's theories on literary production and the cultural imagination, and the tension between technophilia and technophobia, among other matters.
In this dismal scenario of a failing agricultural policy built on "export maximization, productivism, technophilia and input maximization," Qualman sees the logic of food sovereignty reaffirmed.
This line fuses voluptuous organicism with technophilia, producing heteroglot descriptions that have a certain intuitiveness despite not existing in time and space (networks don't have clumps, and surfaces can't really form curlicues).
Richard and Toby document the enormous environmental and social damage caused by the growth of the digital economy, and argue that this receives much less attention than might be expected because of our wider technophilia, and the continuing lure of i-gadgetry.
Scruton notes the alienating nature of the contemporary world, and holds "conservatives" partly responsible: "If the addictive [technological] culture seems to be so resistant to opposition, this is partly because of the reluctance of conservatives to condemn it--seeing consumerism and technophilia as integral to the 'market solutions' that must be protected from the socialist state.
Lam examined teachers' beliefs and proposed a dichotomy between an excessive desire of institutions to use technology referred to as technophilia, and a presupposed rejection on the teachers' behalf to use technology referred to as technophobia.
As the authors point out, this "brilliant" and "self-effacing" film poked fun at evangelistic technophilia and modern evangelistic methods, "which incidentally included film" (127).
The author's day trip to Volkswagen's Autostadt, while comprising one of the book's shortest episodes, offers one of its most brilliant insights into the German people's obsession with precision, technology, and outward perfection as it outweighs any desire to discover the true impact and wider repercussions of their technophilia.
Europe's technophilia, its unchecked affection for the machine, also distinguished it among world cultures.
Teachers' attitudes, maintains Sancho (1994), range from technophilia to technophobia; technophilia refers to a conviction that technologies are a source of solutions for pedagogical problems and technophobia expresses a rejection of technological innovation due to its tendency toward dehumanization.
Sawyer, who has been publishing SF novels for over two decades, has a large profile as an SF novelist (winning major awards such as the Hugo and Nebula and having a TV series based on his novel FlashForward), and whose novels typically display technophilia and optimistic futures.