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RaushanS
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Biochemistry92
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Information technology and its impact to our lives

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Started: 9/19/2013 Category: People
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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RaushanS

Pro

We do not receive physical salary checks anymore; we can see on our computers if our salary has been credited to our bank account. Between several hundred employees, over a year, surely a tree must have been saved.
For the first time this year, the sale of digital cameras will overtake that of film cameras in the US. An entire middleman " the film developer will be soon extinct.
CD-ROMs for 18-month olds are now in the market. My 19-month old daughter loves to bang away on the keyboard, and hear the sounds, chase the objects on screen.
Many of us have received, as a personalized mailer, a dummy cover of The Economist with our names on it. It gave us such a kick that we pinned it up on our softboards.
We are questioning our family physician or even specialist about the course of treatment on our second visit, having done some extensive research about the diagnosed ailment on the web.
In many markets, including here in India, we don"t have to physically buy an air ticket. We can print the boarding pass, with a barcode, choose our seats, pay through our credit card, and simply check in. It saves us time, and the aggravation of a queue and traffic. We will be able to do the same for trains in India before this year is over.
Our initial fears of giving away our credit card number on an e-commerce site have all but disappeared.
Biochemistry92

Con

While I do really love information technology and its impact in most areas is great, it also has negative impacts. My uncle recently lost his job at science industry for the CDC as they had come up with a computer algorithm that could and did replace him. While this is great for the company it is bad for the economy and disastrous for his family (for a short time, a degree in epidemiology goes apparently pretty far). The point im getting at is our economy does not work off of the rapid pace of technological development and by the looks of the monetary system it will probably never. How can consumer economy function in a world where machines take over jobs and leaves former workers broke.
Debate Round No. 1
RaushanS

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Debate Round No. 2
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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Biochemistry92 4 years ago
Biochemistry92
A debate does not always have a resolution, sometimes it is to further discussion on the topic. In this conversation it would have been more than nice to have one.
Posted by RoyLatham 4 years ago
RoyLatham
What is the resolution?
Posted by NUCLEAR 4 years ago
NUCLEAR
What are you trying to get at, I don't see a debate here. and what does the physicist have to do with this?
Posted by Zenock 4 years ago
Zenock
This would be better suited as a blog entry or a comment someplace. I fail to see any debate here. What is it you want to debate?
Posted by TheEnergyHippo 4 years ago
TheEnergyHippo
Are you against the Information technology or for it? Also is the first round for acceptance?
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