The similarity between a technological conservative and a technological progressive is their admission of a problem. However, respective approaches to alleviating the problem is the point of divergence for them. The technological conservative addresses the problem from a perspective that patronizes and gives credence to institutional power. By doing this, he/she confers absolute belief in the institution and deem it a know-it-all.
The technological progressive understands that restrictions as a means of problem solving only sow fear in the minds of people. Persuasion instead of compulsion is the inclination of a technological progressive. With this mental frame, he/she look out for ways technology can be integrated to serve the people and alleviate the problem. The result of this is a solution that functions in a self-executory manner and interacts with the people in a non-compulsive way. Over time, the problem wanes