Are we afraid of scientific discoveries?

Are we afraid of scientific discoveries?

A lot of people are very worried about scientific discoveries. They are afraid of losing their jobs due to new technologies, say psychologists.

Are we afraid of scientific discoveries?

According to the study the Institute of Modern Media (MOMRI) and channel "Science", one of the main objects - robotofobiya is due to the fear of loss of employment, according to psychologists.

Are we afraid of scientific discoveries?

As found out the study, 19% of Russians (every fifth respondent) are afraid of the invention, various types of weapons of mass destruction and their proliferation. Including 6% scares nuclear and atomic weapons, 2% - biological and bacteriological, fewer worries because of the chemical and climatic weapons.

The second place amid fears the development of information technology, computers and artificial intelligence - so answered 8% of respondents. People are concerned about the appearance of robots and cyborgs, plenty of gadgets and their influence on children. In the third place among Russians fear - 6% of the respondents - discoveries in the field of genetic engineering, genetics and biology. Citizens are afraid of interference in the genes of mutations, genetically modified organisms, new viruses, harmful bacteria. Russians are concerned about the possibility of human and animal cloning.

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