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ProConIK
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EnergeticeEddy
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Phones Ruining Society

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ProConIK
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/18/2015 Category: People
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 500 times Debate No: 71939
Debate Rounds (3)
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ProConIK

Pro

Phones are making this whole nation distracted. I know people (Kids and adults) who can't read without having there phones next to them to alert when someone texted them. Peoples heads are always down and the only time they are up is when their taking a selfie. The phone is making this generation stupid.
EnergeticeEddy

Con

Its not all about the phones. Phones were here before, but there is a big difference between the past and present. There are 2 main differences: 1) Technology: In the near past phones had buttons and small screens so it was not comfortable as much to use it, but now with touch screen, its easy as it can be. 2) Apps: Things that you can do on a touch screen mobile are almost infinite. But mostly its games and facebook. And what do kids and teenagers love the most? Games and faacebok (or any other social media) They use it so much because the phone is small, easy to handle and its comfortable and you can take it anywhere you want and you can be online all the time. Its only popular because its comfortable. I'm not a fan of selfies but it is a growing trend - walking like a zombie while taking pictures of yourself - I don't know why it is but at least they put they heads up a couple of time so they wont break their neck looking at the phone ! So I think that its not the phone solely but the most harm is caused by the apps and stupid trends.
Debate Round No. 1
ProConIK

Pro

You can't have the apps or the stupid trends, if it wasn't for the pieces of technology.
EnergeticeEddy

Con

EnergeticeEddy forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
ProConIK

Pro

This will be the final round for us.

"This is good news for Apple, Google, Samsung, HTC, and all the other companies making money from smartphones. But it may not be so good for the human race as a whole, or individual smartphone owners. Yes, I"m talking about you, the person currently reading this article while sat on a bus" (http://www.makeuseof.com...).

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EnergeticeEddy

Con

EnergeticeEddy forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by pixelmagic 2 years ago
pixelmagic
That's a problem with the people, not the device. The device serves many practical purposes. The phone does not take away a persons will.
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Reasons for voting decision: Conduct to Pro: Double Forfeit COMBO!! Massive damage!