A belief system based on the rejection of technology, originally referencing English textile workers in the 19th century that destroyed machinery due to lower wages, now it's a term that has been adopted by those with anti-technology beliefs, such as anarcho-primitivists, kaczynskists, etc
Person 1: Have you seen the latest iphone model?
Person 2: Nah, I'm a luddite, these gadgets are meaningless distractions intended to keep us trapped in and subservient to the techno-industrial system
by vicky3troy February 10, 2021
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A slang term used by puddites to attack and ostracize those who are not afraid to keep things that still work and do not need to be upgraded. A luddite is someone who encourages the use of technology and technological equipment that is still perfectly good and perfectly working, although a new model/generation/color has come out.

For example, a luddite might prefer to save money by buying a used phone of a previous generation, or refusing to buy the latest generation because it is too overpriced.
Preteen: Haha, look at that luddite, he still have the iPhone 6! Haha what a dork, stupid luddite. I have the new iPhone 6s, my mom sacrificed her own food for a month to pay $1200 for it!

Fanboy: All my friends are luddites, I got the new call of duty 23 on my xbox four, they are all still playing call of duty 22 on their xbox three! All my friends are stupid luddites, why won't they upgrade their whole console just to play the new version whose maps and gameplay is identical? Why is everyone such a luddite?

Prick: Look at all the luddites still using the old grey colored phone when the new white one with the same specs came out! I'm no liddite, look at my white phone! You still have a grey version!
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1. a large mass of stone forming a hill, cliff, promontory, or the like.
2. Geology. a. mineral matter of variable composition, consolidated or unconsolidated, assembled in masses or considerable quantities in nature, as by the action of heat or water.
b. a particular kind of such matter: igneous rock.

3. stone in the mass: buildings that stand upon rock.
4. a stone of any size.
5. something resembling or suggesting a rock.
That's a large luddite in your front yard.
by LudditeLover June 6, 2007
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1. One who fears technology (or new technology, as they seem pleased with how things currently are...why can't everything just be the same?)

2. A group led by Mr. Luddite durring the industrial revolution who beleived machines would cause workers wages to be decreased and ended up burning a number of factories in protest
A luddite generally claims things were "just fine" back in the day, and refuses to replace/update failing equipment/software/computers on the basis that they were just fine 10 years ago.
by Santon April 24, 2004
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A person who dares to have nuanced views about AI (artificial intelligence) and weighs the benefits and downsides of AI use depending on the circumstances, instead of being fully for or against AI use.
"Hey, this luddite is not religiously devoted to AI. I sense doubt and independent thinking. Get him, boys! Feed him to the Amish!"
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A person who detests or fears change... of an established idea or process, or opposes change on the basis that it's different from their personal opinion.
Luddite: "there is a god"

Non Luddite: "LOL!"
by mattyfez April 11, 2013
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a new promoter of the ideas of Ned Ludd and his people who destroyed industrial technologies while the Industrial Revolution was taking place. Neo-luddites come in many forms, and oppose technology for different reasons. This includes those calling themselves "radical traditionalists," who oppose it because they feel that industrial society subverts traditional folk-and-faith values. Others, who call themselves "primitivists," believe that technology and civilization itself are inherently repressive because it forces people to act contrary to their instincts, and interferes with natural eugenic population control measures, etc. Famous neo-Luddites include the Unabomber Ted Kaczynski, Derrick Jensen, Jacques Ellul, and John Zerzan. It must be pointed out, though, that those like the Unabomber are strictly the exception rather than the norm.
John Zerzan as a Neo-luddite has written extensively on what he believes are the atrocities of civilization.
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