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- Hyphenation: neo‧Lud‧dite
neo-Luddite (comparative more neo-Luddite, superlative most neo-Luddite)
- (sometimes derogatory) Opposed to technology, in the fashion of the Luddites.
- 1970, Robert Theobald, The Economics of Abundance: A Non-inflationary Future, page 130:
- One is a neo-Luddite revolt, aiming to destroy machines and machine systems [...]
- 1995, Kirkpatrick Sale, Rebels Against the Future: The Luddites and Their War on the Industrial Revolution, page 254:
- Last along the spectrum comes a diverse set of social critics, activists and intellectuals for the most part, who accept the neo-Luddite label without demur and are consciously working to adapt certain of the Luddite fundamentals to contemporary politics.
- 2003, Christina Garsten; Helena Wulff, New Technologies at Work: People, Screens and Social Virtuality, page 172:
- One such collection of thoughts is the neo-Luddite spectrum. Not yet an organized movement, the neo-Luddite approach contains multitudes of [...]
- 2004, Peyton Paxson, Media Literacy: Thinking Critically about the Internet, page 17:
- However, as the original Luddites did, a small number of people within the neo-Luddite movement have resorted to criminal activity.
neo-Luddite (plural neo-Luddites)
- (sometimes derogatory) One who opposes technology, in the fashion of the Luddites.
- (often derogatory) One who opposes scientific or technological progress.
- 1985, Greg Bear, “Blood Music”, in The Collected Stories of Greg Bear, published 2004, page 32:
- "Neo-Luddite," I said to myself. A filthy accusation.