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Technophilia refers to a strong enthusiasm towards technology,[1] especially new or emerging technologies. It stands in opposition to technoconservatism or technophobia. There is a more complex relationship with technoscepticism.

In transhumanism

Many transhumanists are technophiles to one degree or another,[2] but the integration of ethical frameworks around technologies marks a divergence from transhumanist being an exclusive subset of technophiles.[3] Examples of such differences include:

As a pejorative

Similar to the term audiophile,[4][5] technophile has similar connections with techno-optimism or technological utopianism, implying over optimism, inevitablism and lack of critical analysis. This can go as far as seeing transhumanism as a religion.

Examples of technophiles

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