What Scares Us About New Technology?

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Discussion Summary

Explorer Lynn introduces the topic of her feeling of resistance to new entries in the tech field, mainly due to the fear that she will not understand it and will not have the necessary support to use it properly. Members share their experiences with changes in software and tech, and how each dealt with their particular upgrade. 

The group discusses a number of subjective concerns about learning new technology.

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from the San Francisco Village circle discussion January 3rd, 2017.


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Key words: 
resistance to tech advances, technological inertia, fear of new tech