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technophile

A person who enjoys learning about and using computers and high-tech gadgets. See technophoria, computerphile, hacker and dweeb. Contrast with technophobe.
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In the words of a technophilic but precaution-prone acquaintance of mine, a computer programmer who has his wristwatch set to alert him if a tsunami approaches Manhattan: "The gray goo scenario should at least give one pause."
The New Wave generally adopted an anti-technocratic bent that put it at odds with the technophilic optimism of Campbellian hard SF, openly questioning if not the core values of scientific inquiry, then the larger social processes to which they had been conjoined in the service of state and corporate power.
Whether technophilic or technophobic, narratives of contemporary developments in devices, digital communications, cybernetics, and informatics regularly characterize the technology as the determining agents of social interactions.
Stating that as the body becomes "technophilic", the quality of subjective experience mediated by this body is bound to undergo a significant change, Haney asks, "what happens when the protagonist is no longer human in the traditional sense", or even postmodern but rather posthuman, a cyborg, "for whom the unsayable is inaccessible?" (57).
And in faculty recruiting since the advent of the new curriculum, the program has sought out candidates who were at least technophilic if not explicitly credentialed as database marketers.
A decade on, "Heat" finally has a DVD to match its technophilic grit.
The experience of working with these technophilic high-rollers apparently also drove the development of iBetX's
And while there has perhaps always been an optimistic, technophilic strain in that genre, as for example in Edward Bellamy's Looking Backward or in such space odysseys as Star Trek and Star Wars, the tendency of science fiction has been dystopian.
It is also worth cautioning that these participants all volunteered after seeing the e-book and so may represent a technophilic, non-random sampling of college students.
These technophilic kids bear watching because in their quest to define themselves, they're reshaping America's social, economic and political institutions from Wall Street to Main Street.
[i]s the insistence that nature is artifactual not more evidence of the extremity of the violation of a nature outside and other to the arrogant ravages of our technophilic civilization, which, after all, we were taught began with the heliotropisms of enlightenment projects to dominate nature with blinding light focused by optical technology?
Around 1900, 1901, there was a bubble craze jacked up with all the turn-of-the-century fever: a sort of calendar superstition mixed with technophilic exuberance.