The Instigator
Glenn_Stieler
Con (against)
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The Contender
Zaradi
Pro (for)
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23 Points

Are smart phones good for you?

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after 6 votes the winner is...
Zaradi
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 2/17/2012 Category: Technology
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Debate Rounds (3)
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Glenn_Stieler

Con

Get rid of your 'expensive' mobile phones. Stick to the classics!Technology has taken a giant leap in our current time. It used be 'dull & dry', but always costly to say the least. However, the more 'advanced' they became, the less privacy you attained. Final remark, smart phones are bad for you. It takes away your privacy.
Zaradi

Pro

I want to thank my opponent for hosting this debate. I'd like to start by stating my position, then I will refute my opponents case. Modern phones are good for us.

The burden of proof is on the con to provide a reason as to why modern phones are bad, since taking the con position would be a change in the status quo. So if the con can't provide a downside that outweighs the benefits. As long as I provide some sort of benefit, that's sufficient to vote pro.

Modern phones provide benefits in the capabilities they provide. They provide access to mobile Internet, GPS functions, entertainment in the form of applications, games, music, and movies, as well as the calling and testing abilities of normal phones. Because of this, it saves people money from having to buy multiple electronics. Instead of having to buy a seperate GPS unit, MP3 player, mobile game player, DVD player, etc., all you need is one mobile phone. This not only a saving of space, but a saving of money. So for that reason, we should keep modern phones.

: : Rebuttal : :

"Get rid of your 'expensive' phones"

All phones are relatively expensive when they first come out. Even the old 'classics' were expensive when they first came out. So that's basically irrelevant.

"It takes away your privacy."

Whoa whoa whoa. What?
1. How?
2. Why? There's absolutely no warrant for why this is even true.

So there isn't really any reason to not vote pro.
Debate Round No. 1
Glenn_Stieler

Con

Glenn_Stieler forfeited this round.
Zaradi

Pro

My opponent forfeited the last round. You can thusly extend all my arguments as unrefuted.
Debate Round No. 2
Glenn_Stieler

Con

Glenn_Stieler forfeited this round.
Zaradi

Pro

All rounds forfeited by my opponent. Please give me all seven points.
Debate Round No. 3
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Vote Placed by 16kadams 5 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Lol I agree with con yet am voting on this on a smartphone ha! FF
Vote Placed by Maikuru 5 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro offered a common sense case and Con offered no rebuttal. Also, forfeits.
Vote Placed by RoyLatham 5 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Con made a case in the opening round, so it is not a case of refusing to debate the topic. Pro's arguments were not answered, and Con's forfeits lose conduct.
Vote Placed by Xerge 5 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Forfeit...
Vote Placed by Man-is-good 5 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: While Con never explicitly stated that naming benefits could negate his position, implying that costs as well as detriments make Pro's argument reasonably valid--he provided a list of capabilities that owing smart phones often provide (as well as the economy of using them). Con also had unverified statements such as "Final remark, smart phones...take away your privacy"....and did not appear for the rest of the debate........:(
Vote Placed by Hardcore.Pwnography 5 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: FF