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    I'm writing a story and the setting is very old fashioned however characters are aware of modern technology. (I don't want to set it in the past as it will effect the plot) but don't use it. Should I just go with they just don't like it? Or have enough resources to build them for everyone?
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    Less resources sounds reasonable.
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    I personally hate most technology and wish life was like the 80s-05 again.
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    Some people are so familar to old technology and so happy with this and see no sense to own the modern one.
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    (Original post by Matilda612)
    I'm writing a story and the setting is very old fashioned however characters are aware of modern technology. (I don't want to set it in the past as it will effect the plot) but don't use it. Should I just go with they just don't like it? Or have enough resources to build them for everyone?
    Some people don't think modern tech is natural, some people use to feel closer to their craft, some people don't have the money or resources for more modern tech, some people have religious or cultural issues with modern tech.
    You could look into some groups of people like traditional blacksmiths or other traditional hobbiests, the Amish, some countries in the third world etc to give you a better idea of whatever route you choose to go down.
    And of course you could also do something more out there like some sort of dooms day scenario or apocalypse (think Fallout or the 100).

    Hope that helps and good luck with your story.
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    Familiarity.
    Simplicity.
    More reliable.
    Cheaper.
    New, unwanted annoying features on more modern tech.
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    (Original post by Kindred)
    Some people don't think modern tech is natural, some people use to feel closer to their craft, some people don't have the money or resources for more modern tech, some people have religious or cultural issues with modern tech.
    You could look into some groups of people like traditional blacksmiths or other traditional hobbiests, the Amish, some countries in the third world etc to give you a better idea of whatever route you choose to go down.
    And of course you could also do something more out there like some sort of dooms day scenario or apocalypse (think Fallout or the 100).

    Hope that helps and good luck with your story.
    Wow that was a very detailed response
    Thank you
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    Moved to Technology and computers.

    For myself, I grow attached to devices and use them until they no longer work, so if a few generations of new and improved devices come out while my old one's still going strong, then so be it. I used portable CD players for years after MP3 players came out, and now have an MP3 player despite most people using their smartphones (something else I don't own). Also, I'm a creature of habit, so even if my old tech does break down, I'll likely try and find the same item pre-owned or whatever (unless there's some new feature I REALLY want).

    My mother is a more extreme case, a real technophobe (born in the 60s, and pretty much hates anything that's been invented since then). She's the reason all our TVs are still CRT, and she made my father sell his car because the doors opened electronically and it made 'weird beeping noises'. I'm just thankful she tolerates me having a PC and internet. :afraid:
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    (Original post by AngryJellyfish)
    Moved to Technology and computers.

    For myself, I grow attached to devices and use them until they no longer work, so if a few generations of new and improved devices come out while my old one's still going strong, then so be it. I used portable CD players for years after MP3 players came out, and now have an MP3 player despite most people using their smartphones (something else I don't own). Also, I'm a creature of habit, so even if my old tech does break down, I'll likely try and find the same item pre-owned or whatever (unless there's some new feature I REALLY want).

    My mother is a more extreme case, a real technophobe (born in the 60s, and pretty much hates anything that's been invented since then). She's the reason all our TVs are still CRT, and she made my father sell his car because the doors opened electronically and it made 'weird beeping noises'. I'm just thankful she tolerates me having a PC and internet. :afraid:
    I sorry but that made me laugh so hard!
    Thanks for moving the thread , I wasn't sure where to place it.
    There are going to be comedy elements in the story and you've given me new ideas .
    Thanks
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    That is sad 😭 what are the engineers and mechanics going to be doing in your story? Will they exist? Will laptsops exsist?
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I personally hate most technology and wish life was like the 80s-05 again.
    I understand you, I think the same sometimes. I appreciate technology which is intended for faciliate the life, but a handful technologies exist which I consider as irrelevant.
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    Mistrust, that the march will not stop until humanity is replaced.

    Mistrust that technocrats will soon rule the planet.

    Old technology is simple, easy to understand, more reliable, better quality and easier to repair.

    Loss of privacy, that old technology is not a tool of Big Brother.

    Rather than freeing up time, we have become slaves in our own homes.
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    (Original post by Matilda612)
    I'm writing a story and the setting is very old fashioned however characters are aware of modern technology. (I don't want to set it in the past as it will effect the plot) but don't use it. Should I just go with they just don't like it? Or have enough resources to build them for everyone?
    Easier to fix (especially in the case of cars), more privacy, harder to remotely hack, simpler, cheaper
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    A religious revival of an Amish like cult

    People just getting fed up of being spied on by their appliances etc.

    Some enormous catastrophe that is correctly or incorrectly attributed to technology.

    'Electro-smog' turning out to be real
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    Privacy. Now your entire phone can be tapped as its all online and backed up on the cloud.
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    (Original post by FriendlyPenguin)
    If one is extremely security conscious, or untrusting of the government, one might want to use old processors, for example, since the modern ones almost certainly have backdoors in them (maybe NSA put them in the design, or maybe the Chinese government ordered manufacturers to put them in the build).

    One might wish to use physical mail etc. to avoid giving their data away to American corporations.

    One might wish to use old operating systems to play retro games.

    One might wish to not connect to the internet for fear of hackers.
    facinating
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    (Original post by uberteknik)
    Mistrust, that the march will not stop until humanity is replaced.

    Mistrust that technocrats will soon rule the planet.

    Old technology is simple, easy to understand, more reliable, better quality and easier to repair.

    Loss of privacy, that old technology is not a tool of Big Brother.

    Rather than freeing up time, we have become slaves in our own homes.
    doesn't technology already rule?
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    About 5 years ago there was a small business in my locality that only had one computer. It was an IBM AT running DOS that had been bought secondhand in 1990.
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