IDEA: History of the Fear of Technology Museum - Luddites throughout History
Recently the group National Nurses United put out a press release and advertisement campaign that was focused on stirring up fear of the use of computers in diagnosis (in order to play up the importances of nurses).
The ads were a modern example of Luddite propaganda. I say propaganda because the ads gave faulty examples for the express purpose of generating a fear based response. However, it made me thing about how it would be great to see a historical perspective on how people feared technology in the past, and how it turned out.
Outside of just the real Luddites of Britain, the museum could include examples both (older)[http://lenwilson.us/11-examples-of-fear-and-suspicion-of-new-technology/] and new such as the National Nurses United Campaign. I would even like to see interviews with those behind the NNU ads.
Perhaps one day, but until then, I suggest just laughing at the ads, and hope they don’t hold us back from better health care.