Google must drop Dragonfly

Seeing that Google’s management (now called Alphabet) is at serious odds with its employees over working in China on Project Dragonfly, it appears that the Google Dilemma is very far from over. I wrote a short series of posts about the cultural misunderstandings between Google and the Chinese Government, and it’s still going on. To keep its own Individualist culture, and to avoid being co-opted by the Hierarchy of the Government security machine, Google must drop Dragonfly. The difficulty is that the Individualist culture impels Google to look for a profit at any cost, and so it doesn’t appear possible to drop Dragonfly.

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Loving Nostalgia

https://www.psychologicalscience.org/news/conservatives-love-of-nostalgia-can-be-used-to-promote-liberal-values.html

http://psycnet.apa.org/record/2018-00810-001

Conservatives appear to be more receptive to liberal ideas when they are associated with the past. Conversely, though, liberals do not appear receptive to conservative ideas when they are associated with the future.

The abstract concludes :

“A large portion of the political disagreement between conservatives and liberals appears to be disagreement over style, and not content of political issues.”

Citation

Lammers, J., & Baldwin, M. (2018). Past-Focused Temporal Communication Overcomes Conservatives’ Resistance to Liberal Political Ideas. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Advance online publication.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/pspi0000121