What does the Trump presidency mean to your IoT scenarios? We have new general evidence, a Tyranny/deportation disadvantage, a Trump nuclear retaliation cyber security scenario, and coverage of both sides of the climate debate. Register today and access these free cards! GENERAL The Trump administration will slow down the development self-driving cars and smart cities…Read More
All PF Resources I had the chance to judge a number of good debates at Minneapple and I’m going to take a few minutes to highlight a few things I observed in the debates. Nothing too different At a meta level, I didn’t see anything substantially different than I expected. Conceptually, the topic has broken…Read More
SUBSCRIBE TODAY! ONLY $49 FOR FULL SITE ACCESS — ALL FILES AND ESSAYS — FOR INDIVIDUALS FOR THE ENTIRE YEAR! SUBSCRIPTIONS PURCHASED ON OR AFTER MARCH, 15, 2016 ARE GOOD THROUGH JUNE 2017 (THE LAST DAY OF NSDA NATIONALS) Resolved: On balance, the benefits of the Internet of Things outweigh the harms of decreased personal…Read More
Some tournaments started the last weekend of October with the November IoT topic. What are people running? Argument Map Pro As reported, the popular arguments on the Pro are — Agriculture — increase food supply, decrease hunger, death, poverty Answers (free with registration) Economic growth – the impact of the trillion dollar market Answers (subscribers only)…Read More
Regulations block advancements in health care Adam Theirer, Mercatus Center, George Mason, 2016, Permissionless Innovation: The Case for Comprehensive Technological Freedom, Kindle edition, page number at end of card Consider the field of medicine and the potential for digital technology to help revolutionize the medical profession, thus improving patient care. Unfortunately, America’s healthcare sector is…Read More
We have evidence from four new books on the Internet of Things topic! Philip Howard, Professor, Oxford, 2015, Pax Technica: How the Internet of Things May Set Us Free or Lock Us Up Adam Theirer, Mercatus Center, George Mason, 2016, Permissionless Innovation: The Case for Comprehensive Technological Freedom, Kindle edition, page number at end of…Read More
Con — Resolved: On balance, the benefits of the Internet of Things outweigh the harms of decreased personal privacy.
Pro Essay Intro Essay Introduction The resolution directs the Con to argue the reality of reduced privacy that comes with the IoT outweighs the benefits of the IoT. This is a tall task. As noted in the Pro essay, there are many different benefits to the IoT and those benefits have large consequentialist impacts (lives…Read More