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Fear of sudden and unpredictable change.

Characteristic of bureaucratic elements in the Negentropy Alliance, traditionalists in the Caretaker worlds, some Utopia, Sophic, and Hider polities and cultures, and baseline/nearbaseline elements of the Terragen Federation. Extreme neophobia is often found among ludd and prim cultures and mentalities outside the main nexus of civilization

Neophobe: One who fears change and wants to abort technological and social transformation. A ludd or cryptoludd.
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Development Notes
Text by M. Alan Kazlev
based on entry by Jargon File in Anders Sandberg's Transhuman Terminology
Initially published on 09 December 2001.