shruggism
n. A complacent attitude regarding the products and effects of technology.

Example Citations:
Those who take technology for granted are guilty of shruggism, while those who fear its effects suffer from technoplegia.
—Robert Uhlig, “Tech terms get interest at word bank,“ Chicago Sun-Times, January 5, 1998

OK, lads and lasses (unmarried women, originally, but madams are welcome to join in) — here‘s the second quiz question, and another splendid example of modern usage. You can shrug your shoulders if you don‘t know the answer, or you can shrug off an illness or a problem by trying to ignore it — but what in the world is shruggism?

2. Is "shruggism"

a) an involuntary spasm of the neck muscles b) a reluctance to learn about modern technology c) a medicinal drink?
—Susanna Checketts, “A quiz to keep you guessing,“ Associated Press International, January 13, 1998

Earliest Citation:
But what, for example, will be the effect on the political attitudes of a young generation growing up with international boundaries collapsed by cyberspace? If on-line services eventually become as standard as the telephone, will speech patterns change? Above all, we should be wary of falling into a sort of opposite of Luddism in our relationship with new technology: shruggism, in which we take it all for granted.
—Mark Lawson, “Second thoughts: The earl‘s message stands,“ The Guardian (London), November 27, 1997

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