Technology has entered our daily lives in various fields strongly, and reliance on it has increased with the spread of the Corona virus, which imposed social distancing, and remote work through the use of smart devices, and dependence on technology in general and the Internet in particular, in buying, selling, work, education, and all aspects of life has increased. Despite this, this technology, represented by computers, tablets, smart mobile devices, or automated teller machines, turns into a terrifying ghost for some, in what is known as sick fear of technology, or “phobia of modern devices”, which hinders the benefit of these people. of smart devices, and it may even lead to their complete paralysis that prevents them from even approaching them.
About this phenomenon, its social, economic, health and psychological dimensions, how to confront it, and treat its negative aspects, engineer Amr Farouk, an information security expert, says: “Technophobia” is a term that appeared in 1985 and means the fear of losing privacy, although its negative impact is a regression from what it was in the past due to The spread of modern “smart phone” devices, to the extent that they have become an essential part of daily life
Source:al Ahram gate