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Kati457
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Is technology ruining any chance of our kids having a bright future

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Started: 4/28/2015 Category: Technology
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Kati457

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Technology is ruining our childrens future because they will never understand what it's like to build a fort or go exploring just because. What happens when our generation forgets what it's like to see the sunset or smell the after it just rained. What do we do, we use technology to fix the problem because we are afraid to be different and we don't wanr to up against the technology uprising. Yes, there is a lot of good technology like the 3 D printer that can be used to create body tissue but there are also chemicals there that can make drugs and weapons. What about fitting in, don't fit in stand out. When you stand out you are saying it's okay to be different. But, technology is making it so we have to fit in to survive. People put others in social boxes because they don't want to face that you are better, stronger than society. So smash those boxes, stand out not stand in. So, next time you pick up the Xbox controller, think is thus what I what to do for the rest of my life, fit in and staring at screen all day or I can make a difference. You chose what you what to do.
Nathan_Pulbrook

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Technology is not ruining our children's future. The rise of the technology age is one to be embraced not shunned. Allowing for the augmentation of society with modern technology is the best method of keeping our children educated and engaged with the global community. Some sacrifices must be made in order for this transition to be successful, however, I would posit that it is not a choice one way or another. One may be technologically engaged and still enjoy the outdoors, the smell of freshly mowed lawn, or the damp ground after a sun-shower will still be incredible, if not, that is a matter of subjective taste, not technology ruining anything.

I would argue that a detach from the physical reality which has become such a sore point for the generations older than gen Y effectively, is not one which is inherently a bad thing for a society. The use of social media for example, allows people from widely varied socioeconomic backgrounds to engage in discussion with their counterparts anywhere in the world. This effect of globalization is possibly the most important thing for the continuation of our species, within a generation or two, there will be no potential for a world war for example, because our children would understand better than our parents do, that we are all one race, and nobody deserves to die for the sake of land which should belong to all of us.

I would also argue that the increased access to technology allows for children of the modern age to be educated about science better than they would traditionally. There is access to reports as soon as they come out, as opposed to when you get your copy of X journal in the mail. Children of tomorrow will never have to fall prey to the lies of the religious establishments, because fact checking is so simple with increased technology. I will stop here because we have more rounds. :)
Debate Round No. 1
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