The history has a tendency to repeat itself. Protesters tried to stop horseless carriages (better known as Automobiles) I can agree that it was a dangerous invention that has killed more people that wars.
The switch from sail to steam and from steam to diesel propulsion for ships also met resistance, as did automation of machinery and equipment everywhere.
If we go back far enough there were probably resistance against the wheel.
I like this quote though: [quote]The army rounded up many of the dissidents in the days that followed, and dozens were hanged or transported to Australia. [/quote]
Which was regarded as the worst punishment??