technopathy

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From techno- +‎ -pathy

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technopathy (uncountable)

  1. (science fiction) A psychic ability to control electronic machinery and/or read electronic signals, especially hardware.
    • 2012, Nick Spencer, Ultimate Comics X-Men by Nick Spencer Vol. 1, Marvel Entertainment, →ISBN:
      In a shocking turn of events, the President's aid, Valerie Cooper, discovers that Reverend Stryker is actually a mutant himself with the power of technopathy – the ability to mentally manipulate machinery.
    • 2019, Pittacus Lore, Into the Fire: The Legacy Chronicles[1], Penguin Books, →ISBN:
      Now that he was able to think, he reached out with his technopathy, searching the fishing hut. To his relief, he sensed a battery-operated light inside. He turned it on.

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