Ludditism

Luddite NOUN 1) a member of any of the bands of English workers who opposed mechanization and destroyed machinery in the early 19th century. 2) a person opposed to industrialization or new technology.
DERIVATIVES Luddism noun Ludditism noun.
ORIGIN perhaps named after Ned Lud, a participant in the destruction of machinery.

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