n. A person who has a balanced and realistic view of technology. Also: techno-realist.
technorealism n.

Example Citations:
In response to these views, the dissidents wrote a manifesto calling for “techno-realism“ and calling themselves techno-realists. This manifesto—instantly given its own World Wide Web site at—rejects the “louder voices at the extremes“ in favor of a more balanced consensus, a “fertile middle ground between techno-utopianism and neo-Luddism.“
—Edward Rothstein, “A rather benign declaration on the Internet is treated as a revolutionary manifesto,“ The New York Times, March 23, 1998

Technorealists advocate the exploration of the consequences, especially those that are unintended, wrought by various technologies, without resorting to intangible conclusions.
—Trenia Walker and Cameron White, “Technorealism: the rhetoric and reality of technology in teacher education,“ Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, March 22, 2002

Earliest Citation:
As technorealists, we seek to expand the fertile middle ground between techno-utopianism and neo-Luddism.
—“Technorealism Overview,“ Technorealism, March 12, 1998

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