Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 5th Nov 2012 12:28 UTC
Google "Google's quest to guess what we want before we want it has produced an unusual side effect: a disparity in the results the company presents about the presidential candidates. A Wall Street Journal examination found that the search engine often customizes the results of people who have recently searched for 'Obama' - but not those who have recently searched for 'Romney'." A confirmation bias' wet dream, this. The confirmation bias is already one of the root psychological causes of much of the problems in the world as it is - we really shouldn't have technology companies make it worse. Technology - and more specifically, the internet - should fight this bias, not affirm it.
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RE: If Romney or Obama wins......
by kwan_e on Mon 5th Nov 2012 23:19 UTC in reply to "If Romney or Obama wins......"
kwan_e
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...we still all lose. It's frustrating that a 3rd Party in the US never has a real shot (yes, I'm Libertarian).


That's because in a truly libertarian system, it will always evolve from many parties to just a few and then two, and then one (as many people think about the Republicans and Democrats).

It's noted that the US does have a lot more freedoms than countries in Europe. Yet it is European democracies that have a greater choice of parties.

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