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Yes, I agree. No, I do not agree.
Debate Score:171
Arguments:100
Total Votes:214
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Technology brings more advantages than disadvantages to society. Do you agree?

Yes, I agree.

Side Score: 101
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No, I do not agree.

Side Score: 70
5 points

Despite the ever advancing technology and the changes it's bringing, I certainly believe there are more advantages to it. Consider the advancements in relation to the technology used by doctors? scientists and doctors are conducting many researches and discovering many ways to heal people and free them from their sicknesses, which would otherwise (without technology) potentially result in DEATH. Technology such as transport allows for quicker access to particular services in relation to one's needs and also saves a heap amount of money, improving one's financial wellbeing. Chat networks, for instance, they too are an advantage, improving individuals' wellbeing and confidence, despite the dramas created. Moreover, technology such as internet and e-mail is simply amazing. How can a business be run without e-mails? this contributes to and is an effective form of communication. There are many more examples, but I'm too tired to type. lol

| Side: Yes, I agree.
Micmacmoc(2188) Disputed
2 points

"Ever advancing technology and the changes it's bringing"

Yes. There is advancing technology, but what does it bring?

Well, here's a short list for you:

1) In the last 200 years we have damaged the world more than we had the 2000 years before that.

There are all sorts of terrible things that we have recently done to our society via technology, and destroying the entire planet, which has lead to extinct species, through pollution is something that does not convince me that everything good that occurs outweighs the bad.

2) The nuclear bomb.

The invention of the nuclear bomb has taken thousands upon thousands of lives and still has the potential to now. What is good about the invention of the bomb? Well, nothing. Nuclear power was discovered through a similar process, however there are also huge malefactors to that, too. Released radiation can be a huge problem for the people who live locally to the spill of it.

3) The thalidomide drug.

Of course there have been some more bad inventions on the side of war, but there have also been some bad medical inventions, such as the thalidomide drug. This drug, provided to release pain for mothers giving birth had a large negative effect on the babies they gave birth to. Just have a look at the link below.

Supporting Evidence: Thalidomide Technology (www.google.co.uk)
| Side: No, I do not agree.
MaxLiawjl(2) Disputed
1 point

The nuclear bomb is the perfect example of misuse of technology. As shown in the use of nuclear reactors, nuclear technology has the potential to provide cheap energy for the world and reduce our dependence on hydrocarbons for power stations. The problem here isn't technology, but how the technology was employed. Admittedly, nuclear technology has yet to be perfected, as shown by the Chernobyl and Fujishiwa disasters. But accidents aside, one cannot deny that the use of nuclear technology has provided power to millions around the world. Technology has progressed far enough to ensure that nuclear technology can be used safely for power generation if no errors occur on the side of the operators and contractors.

Regarding your example of the thalidomide drug, the use of this drug is an isolated incident and cannot be used to generalise the field of medicine. Are you trying to imply that this single accident and the cumulative deaths leading from the misuse of chemicals outweigh the millions of lives saved through the same field? Yes, doctors and scientists have made mistakes, but through the work put into the field of medicine over the centuries, the average human lifespan has now been increased drastically. Humans make mistakes and over the years, it is inevitable that some overeager scientists will accidentally promote the use of drugs such a thalidomide but it cannot be denied that others in the same field have saved millions of lives through appropriate use of technology.

| Side: Yes, I agree.
3 points

I agree with the topic.

Firstly, technology can help us with Globalization. This means that we can share informations quickly and efficiently. Countries separated by distance can also see and share informations all around the world. If we have relatives staying overseas, we can share our daily information with them easily too. It can help us to keep in touch together.

Secondly, it can help us in Communication. With the help of information technology, communication has also become cheaper, quicker, and more efficient. We can now communicate with anyone around the globe by simply text messaging them or sending them an email for an almost instantaneous response. The internet has also opened up face to face direct communication from different parts of the world thanks to the helps of video conferencing.

Lastly, Technology also helps us to find out more about the world. In Singapore, not all of the news around the world is printed on the newspapers. With technology, we can easily see news online.

| Side: Yes, I agree.
3 points

As it is a strong communication tool. For example,by using email,or MSN(Messenger),people can communicate with each other across the globe. If there isn't technology in this world,we might face problems like,not being able to do researches for our school projects,and many other uses. In conclusion, i think that technology is really useful to us,and it helps to lighten our workload in our daily lifes.

| Side: Yes, I agree.
2 points

technology helps people to find out about the things that are happening outside the world

| Side: Yes, I agree.
JavierLooJK Disputed
4 points

Newspapers and magazines are another alternatives to keep track of what is happening in the outside world.

| Side: No, I do not agree.
2 points

Our world is entering a new zenith of intelligence. And technology has brought us thus far. From the humble wheel to the advanced smartphones, technology is at our side as we grow into ever intelligent creatures.

Laziness is not induced by technology, my dear opponents, there is no technology that can change your attitude to anything. There are those that use technology to the fullest, there are those who become couch potatoes. But technology's impact on our race and our civilisation is impossible to neglect.

You owe this opportunity of coming online and debating solely to technology and the advent of the internet, technology defending champion.

| Side: Yes, I agree.
1 point

which is also made with technology , therefore the use of technology is very important

| Side: No, I do not agree.
2 points

But with technology, we have our phone to contact each other more quickly than last time when there is only those public phone. When we have somethings important and we need to call, we still need to find a public phone which might be not easy to find in that area that you are in now.

| Side: Yes, I agree.
Yuenye(2) Disputed
2 points

Technology made people to get lesser contact with each other. Their relationship may have problems because of this. Therefore, i do not agree that technology brings more advantages than disadvantages to the society.

| Side: No, I do not agree.
2 points

In the past there is also no technology, but people still can live with it. So, why do we still nee to relay on technology now?

| Side: Yes, I agree.
2 points

without technology there is no anime . and if no technology there would not be proper tables . even in the past there was technology , but hey were much more simple , so it is not true that the past requires no technology to live on .

| Side: Yes, I agree.
tanshiyi98(5) Disputed
2 points

Things were much more easier and simple in the past. We can just visit our friends next door as they stay near to us. But even so, they still hav abit of technology in the past. They haves house phones to contact with the people they but then, it hard for them to contact the people they want from other countries. Even though they can write letters to them, it will spent days for the letter to reach the person's hand and also take a few days for the recipient to receive back his/her letter. But with technology, people can easily send an email and receive a reply a few hours later

| Side: No, I do not agree.
2 points

Technology helps people to do their daily stuffs in a short time.Without technology,it could make a man's job heavier.E.g Without a printer,we need to write out the information we need.With a printer,you just need to wait a few seconds instead of writing for hours.

| Side: Yes, I agree.
1 point

it allows us to watch live soccer , tennis , basket ball from the conforts of our home , it will save us the time to maybe build a boat out of planks to sail to maybe the host country to watch the sport

| Side: Yes, I agree.
2 points

i demand that technology brings more advantages to society as , we are using this website which is also came from the technology of man . without this website , the debate would have been done in class , which would be less efficient as the time in class could be used for studies . therefore technology has brought advantages to our society . hence therefore without technology , we would be less efficient , more time consuming , less communications , and no computers . if without technology , we would not be able to study the sciences of life properly , we would not be able to look at the sells of our body , we would not be able to refer to google , we would not have live telecast/cartoons on our TV screens . imagine a world without going to other countries ( example taking a modern plan , which requires technology to be built ) to visit maybe the great wall of china . almost everything in our current lives require technology , including ouur homes require technology . even in the past , technology was need to build the great pyramids ( the pyramids where built with not pure 100% labor , they used simple machines such as simple cranes to lift the bricks ) without technology , we would not even be able to reach this stage of human intelligence . therefore it is a advantage to humans.

| Side: Yes, I agree.
2 points

techology would help the disabled such as wheel chairs and lifts to help the elderly up to tain platforms .

| Side: Yes, I agree.
2 points

there was technology even in the past , the leather we use today was also harvested with some technology in the past , in the past technology was more simpler , our technoloy today is just improvements made to the older designs , but the common misconception was that in the past they require no technology . in the past they used simple technology such as leather they used , it was made by killing an animal , than they would wash it and with simple technology , they would start a fire to dry the leather and be made into leather.

| Side: Yes, I agree.
2 points

without technology , the modern day instruments such as electric guitars ,electric violins ,electric cellos and electric drumsets would not exist . artist such as david guetta and jerry C would not be able to exist today as famous musicians today .

| Side: Yes, I agree.
2 points

Technology has helped many people in their everyday life. Some of the few examples are writing an email to a friend or penpal. Nowadays, many people uses the computer to either go to Facebook or twitter just to socialize with people or even chat and interact with their friends or families. Without technology,it make it hard for people to contact the people they want or even socialize and make friends with people from other countries.

| Side: Yes, I agree.
2 points

Think about your life without any forms of technology at your disposal. Even though it may be a sad, inevitable truth, technology is certainly part of our lives and it has improved the world's communication, entertainment, and daily functions of people in a modern society. Yes, there are some unfortunate disadvantages, but it is unequivocal that the advantages outweight the bad.

| Side: Yes, I agree.
2 points

Technology is just a tool. What you do with it is your responsibility and if used correctly, it can open up your life to a world that for the vast majority of human history, no-one could have imagined.

| Side: Yes, I agree.
2 points

Technology has brought more advantages than disadvantages to the society as it enable us to do so many discovery in this world.Not only that,it also make our lives easier and for the better.Without technology, we can't help ourselves like communicating with people from afar, searching information in an easier way, helping the world and even helping people with health problems.

| Side: Yes, I agree.
2 points

Yes i agree that technology brings more advantages than disadvantages to society. Technology has helped a lot in our studies and knowledge. EG: research on google, wikipedia and so on. we also get to know alot of things that is happening around us even when we are not there.

Technology also let us watched tv shows that we have missed when it is shown on the television due to lack of time(BUSY).

so this shows that technology brings more advantages than disadvantages.

| Side: Yes, I agree.
1 point

Technology help us to connect with our close ones around the world.

| Side: Yes, I agree.
JavierLooJK Disputed
3 points

What if there were cyber-bullying somewhere over the cyber-world? It does not only connects with your friends from all around the world, it may even connect to your enemies.

| Side: No, I do not agree.
1 point

it makes work easier and can get the job done faster in e.g. if you need to send an emergency letter you need to have it sen to your friend , using the computer makes it much easier by sending it to your friend's email adress

| Side: Yes, I agree.
kaieechin(6) Disputed
1 point

Yah rite. Sending email to friends? Or are you spamming Emails to your friends? Although is easier, but once you do anything wrong and sent out. There are no rewind or backspace.

| Side: No, I do not agree.
tanshiyi98(5) Disputed
2 points

Same goes to you. What if your parents are overseas and something happen at home? Let's say there's no phone, you can still email to your parents to let them know what happen and in the fastest way

| Side: Yes, I agree.
1 point

Well, techonlgy has helped us do many things that is almost impossble to do without.it also makes work so much easier and we can work faster thanks to technogly .

| Side: Yes, I agree.
JavierLooJK Disputed
5 points

Yes, technology do indeed help us in many ways, including winning a war using nuclear strike thay could end many innocent lifes.

| Side: No, I do not agree.
JavierLooJK Disputed
4 points

Yes, technology do help us do many things, including winning a war using a nuclear strike that could kill many innocent lifes.

| Side: No, I do not agree.
1 point

we can’t imagine ourselves without technological advances such as cars, microwaves, cell phones, computers, and televisions. However, technology won’t stop here, but develop further. As technology develops, there are not only advantages, but disadvantages from them. A few advantages of upgraded technology are that one can save time and money and life will be made easier as a result of not having to do all the hard labor. In contrast, the disadvantages of upgraded technology are that people will loose their jobs to machines that will do the work for them. In addition, machines and robots are too complex for most people to use.

I personally would want a developed world with advanced technologies. The following are the reasons why I do want a more advanced world with advanced technologies. My major reason is because when you have advanced technologies, life is much easier as robots and machines would take over your daily life chores. For example, daily life chores might be serving your breakfast, cutting your lawn, or cleaning your room. With robots and machines doing one’s chores one has time to relax. Another reason is because unlike humans, robots and machines do not make mistakes when programmed correctly. They always accomplish tasks perfectly so you won’t have to worry about making a mistake and getting trouble

| Side: Yes, I agree.
1 point

As there are so many advantages from highly developed technology, there also is a great deal of disadvantages from them. One disadvantage is that as technology develops, robots and machines will take over many jobs and people will loose their jobs by contrast. As people loose their jobs, they will have hard time getting money which would make it hard for them to continue to meet living expenses. Moreover, as people use less money the economy would be difficult to control and especially if it is a country as large as the United States, the problem will influence the world greatly.

| Side: Yes, I agree.
1 point

Another disadvantage of highly developed technology is that machines and robots are complex. It is hard to activate all the machines you have unless you can multitask. Think about it, if most people have trouble on computers and almost all of us don’t know the actual limit of computers’ abilities, how will us, normal people, work with all the robots and machines? Moreover, just like computers, robots and machines will easily break and most time you won’t know how to fix them and one will have to call someone to fix them. People will loose their temper over this and it will create a large expense to repair them.

| Side: Yes, I agree.
1 point

Another disadvantage of highly developed technology is that machines and robots are complex. It is hard to activate all the machines you have unless you can multitask. Think about it, if most people have trouble on computers and almost all of us don’t know the actual limit of computers’ abilities, how will us, normal people, work with all the robots and machines? Moreover, just like computers, robots and machines will easily break and most time you won’t know how to fix them and one will have to call someone to fix them. People will loose their temper over this and it will create a large expense to repair them.

| Side: Yes, I agree.
1 point

Another disadvantage of highly developed technology is that machines and robots are complex. It is hard to activate all the machines you have unless you can multitask. Think about it, if most people have trouble on computers and almost all of us don’t know the actual limit of computers’ abilities, how will us, normal people, work with all the robots and machines? Moreover, just like computers, robots and machines will easily break and most time you won’t know how to fix them and one will have to call someone to fix them. People will loose their temper over this and it will create a large expense to repair them.

| Side: Yes, I agree.
1 point

Another disadvantage of highly developed technology is that machines and robots are complex. It is hard to activate all the machines you have unless you can multitask. Think about it, if most people have trouble on computers and almost all of us don’t know the actual limit of computers’ abilities, how will us, normal people, work with all the robots and machines? Moreover, just like computers, robots and machines will easily break and most time you won’t know how to fix them and one will have to call someone to fix them. People will loose their temper over this and it will create a large expense to repair them.

| Side: Yes, I agree.
1 point

If there isn't technology, there wouldn't be such things such as phones, computer, social networking sites and even advanced medical treatment.

Without phones, how are you going to communicate with your friends worldwide or very far away.Like if you need to tell them something important, you can ext them if you have a phone right?

If there is no computer, there won't be this website, we wouldn't be here debating and we won't be able to do project works or use social networking sites

And if there is no medical treatment, many people would have died.There wouldn't be able to even undergo a surgery without technology.

| Side: Yes, I agree.
1 point

If there isn't technology, there wouldn't be such things such as phones, computer, social networking sites and even advanced medical treatment.

Without phones, how are you going to communicate with your friends worldwide or very far away.Like if you need to tell them something important, you can ext them if you have a phone right?

If there is no computer, there won't be this website, we wouldn't be here debating and we won't be able to do project works or use social networking sites

And if there is no medical treatment, many people would have died.There wouldn't be able to even undergo a surgery without technology.

| Side: Yes, I agree.
1 point

If there isn't technology, there wouldn't be such things such as phones, computer, social networking sites and even advanced medical treatment.

Without phones, how are you going to communicate with your friends worldwide or very far away.Like if you need to tell them something important, you can ext them if you have a phone right?

If there is no computer, there won't be this website, we wouldn't be here debating and we won't be able to do project works or use social networking sites

And if there is no medical treatment, many people would have died.There wouldn't be able to even undergo a surgery without technology.

| Side: Yes, I agree.
1 point

If there isn't technology, there wouldn't be such things such as phones, computer, social networking sites and even advanced medical treatment.

Without phones, how are you going to communicate with your friends worldwide or very far away.Like if you need to tell them something important, you can ext them if you have a phone right?

If there is no computer, there won't be this website, we wouldn't be here debating and we won't be able to do project works or use social networking sites

And if there is no medical treatment, many people would have died.There wouldn't be able to even undergo a surgery without technology.

| Side: Yes, I agree.
1 point

If there isn't technology, there wouldn't be such things such as phones, computer, social networking sites and even advanced medical treatment.

Without phones, how are you going to communicate with your friends worldwide or very far away.Like if you need to tell them something important, you can ext them if you have a phone right?

If there is no computer, there won't be this website, we wouldn't be here debating and we won't be able to do project works or use social networking sites

And if there is no medical treatment, many people would have died.There wouldn't be able to even undergo a surgery without technology.

| Side: Yes, I agree.
1 point

Yes I do agree. Nowadays, many people are using technologies in order to survive. Examples like washing machine, house lights, fans, television, computer, all of them is technologies. If without technology, it will be a very hard time for us, as technologies helped us to save alot of time in doing things.

| Side: Yes, I agree.
1 point

Yes i agree with the debate topic.

Technology is useful to modern days as it help us to communicate example such as. handphones,Computer,Internet etc.All of these technology are useful as we could comnunicate with friends and family. For example when we are away from our love ones.Also,we could interact and make new

friends by communicating. So technology brings more advantages than disadvantages.

Technology also helps in studies as by internet we could know wider knowledge and maybe helps to understand in something that we don't really understand. This could help in the future time or when we have doubts.

Technology will bring disadvantages if only it depends on how human use and treat it. If they misuse technology then it will bring disadvantages more than advantages.

| Side: Yes, I agree.
1 point

i AGREE because if there is no technology there would not be any com or even this online debate could not happen.... everything in this world is made of technology... n it is for a gd reason... people use technology to contact people n soo i am sure some of the people dissagree do use teachnology for gd things... if u you r using teachnology badly that mean it is not technology's fault it is the person using technology fault

| Side: Yes, I agree.
1 point

Chat networks, for instance, they too are an advantage, improving individuals' wellbeing and confidence, despite the dramas created. Moreover, technology such as internet and e-mail is simply amazing. How can a business be run without e-mails? this contributes to and is an effective form of communication...

| Side: Yes, I agree.
1 point

nowadays u go out you would sure to see more people using technology for good things..... i uess some of the dissagree people use technology for good things...

| Side: Yes, I agree.
1 point

Technology helps us to know what happens around us and gives us news to makesure that we safe

| Side: Yes, I agree.
Micmacmoc(2188) Disputed
1 point

"News to make sure we are safe"

Yes, safe.

The news part of this statements isn't necessarily the bad part, it is why the news is being given to us that is usually the problem. News such as the 9/11 bombings and news of incoming air raids in World War Two, news of yet another war, another soldier dead, or yet another conflict somewhere in the world. This does not ensure that we are safe. The cause of these things? Technology. How would someone manage to fly into the Twin Towers if they had no plane? How would someone manage to nuclear bomb Hiroshima if they had no nuclear bomb? Technology enables terrible things to happen in this world.

Without these things that technology gives us there would be less dead, dying, cyber bullying, and several other horrible things. Could you honestly say that receiving the news of the 9/11 was a good thing? I wouldn't say that.

Technology enables terrible things to happen on this planet and maybe you would be happier if you didn't know about the terrible things in the world.

| Side: No, I do not agree.
1 point

Yes,Technology brings more advantages than disadvantages to society.As it helps us in our studies,homeworks, researches.We can also do online homework like what we are doing right now.Technology also helps us in daily life.Eg.See News and updates on online,map,school,alarm clock.Although some people may say that there are disadvantages for technology to society,like gaming and stuff that can lead to bad influence to other people.It is the users fault for not controlling their self and not doing the better use of technology.So in my opinion,Technology brings more advantages than disadvantages to society. :P

| Side: Yes, I agree.
1 point

nobody can deny a fact that technology brings more advantages than disadvantages.

biggest example is , if i am able to put my views in favor of the topic in front of so many people at a time sitting , and don't even need to step out to participate in debate it is because of technology .u can connect to ur near and dear ones anytime ,anywhere , no matter how far u are through video calling and phone ,majority of us cant even imagine our lives without mobile,tablets,Internet.

if our medical technology has become so advance ,and treatment of many diseases of which we could not even imagine few years back have become possible ,it is because of technology.

if u want to book a ticket for a train or plane you can do it just by sitting at home.technology like artificial intelligence will make our lives even more easier and safe.

we should not forget dat in a devloping word we cant imagine ourselves without technology because it has a major role to play in development.

| Side: Yes, I agree.
1 point

Technology mostly made our lives easier and more convenient. For example, back before emails were used, it takes months to receive a letter from someone aboard. Now it takes only minutes to receive a email. It also helped in many parts of development, like for example, without technology, many diseases, like cancer, cannot be cured or discovered.

| Side: Yes, I agree.
1 point

I agree that technology brings more advantages to society. Technology makes our life easier and more comfortable. Nowadays we can communicate with our friends or family through internet. Computer and internet are providing with information that we need. You can get news or other information from any parts of the world. Also cars, bikes, airplanes and etc. help to reach anywhere very quickly. I take the view that technology has changed our life in a positive way

| Side: Yes, I agree.
1 point

Disadvantages, yes if you can't get rid of your addiction to it.

Supporting Evidence: Jo-Anne Anderson (www.kekacase.com)
| Side: Yes, I agree.
1 point

We can't blame technology for our wrong doings. Technology can be either good or bad, it totally depends upon human. I believe technology is a boon to the society. If there were no technology then we can't connect with each other and moreover it would have impossible that we were having any debate now. Just look around you, refrigerator, television, air conditioning, most important computer, everything is nothing but technology. http://www.amtekair.com/

| Side: Yes, I agree.
1 point

I agree on these indisputable facts that they help in full participation of 1. Governance and nation building. 2. Development of our countries and institutional sectors. 3. Fast and easy access to work. 4. More research into our way of living through getting of ideas,new updated things and inventions because everyday there are new things at stake. So i humbly appeal to you to reject my opponents untenable arguements.

| Side: Yes, I agree.
1 point

I definitely believe that advanced technology brings benefits to society. My supporting reason is we need to explore the outer space in order we can move in. If we don't invent the technologies, after million years the earth will destroy and the only thing we can do is waiting for the death. That's why we need to progress in order to save people's life.

| Side: Yes, I agree.
1 point

there is nothing without science and technology.if u can tell anything not related to science and technology.

| Side: Yes, I agree.
1 point

Despite the ever advancing technology and the changes it's bringing, I certainly believe there are more advantages to it. Consider the advancements in relation to the technology used by doctors? scientists and doctors are conducting many researches and discovering many ways to heal people and free them from their sicknesses, which would otherwise (without technology) potentially result in DEATH. Technology such as transport allows for quicker access to particular services in relation to one's needs and also saves a heap amount of money, improving one's financial wellbeing. Chat networks, for instance, they too are an advantage, improving individuals' wellbeing and confidence, despite the dramas created. Moreover, technology such as internet and e-mail is simply amazing. How can a business be run without e-mails? this contributes to and is an effective form of communication. There are many more examples, but I'm too tired to type. lol

| Side: Yes, I agree.
1 point

eventhough science fails sometimes, we can correct it.

"failure is the steps to success"

| Side: Yes, I agree.
1 point

"Ever advancing technology and the changes it's bringing"

Yes. There is advancing technology, but what does it bring?

Well, here's a short list for you:

1) In the last 200 years we have damaged the world more than we had the 2000 years before that.

There are all sorts of terrible things that we have recently done to our society via technology, and destroying the entire planet, which has lead to extinct species, through pollution is something that does not convince me that everything good that occurs outweighs the bad.

2) The nuclear bomb.

The invention of the nuclear bomb has taken thousands upon thousands of lives and still has the potential to now. What is good about the invention of the bomb? Well, nothing. Nuclear power was discovered through a similar process, however there are also huge malefactors to that, too. Released radiation can be a huge problem for the people who live locally to the spill of it.

3) The thalidomide drug.

Of course there have been some more bad inventions on the side of war, but there have also been some bad medical inventions, such as the thalidomide drug. This drug, provided to release pain for mothers giving birth had a large negative effect on the babies they gave birth to.

| Side: Yes, I agree.
2 points

teachnology may be good but they may harm poeple and get them addicted to it. causing them to get addicted and not focus on studies. technology also harm people as some may act as another person and act like another person to interect with young children. this is bad :O

| Side: No, I do not agree.
limcoln(3) Disputed
0 points

we can’t imagine ourselves without technological advances such as cars, microwaves, cell phones, computers, and televisions. However, technology won’t stop here, but develop further. As technology develops, there are not only advantages, but disadvantages from them. A few advantages of upgraded technology are that one can save time and money and life will be made easier as a result of not having to do all the hard labor. In contrast, the disadvantages of upgraded technology are that people will loose their jobs to machines that will do the work for them. In addition, machines and robots are too complex for most people to use.

I personally would want a developed world with advanced technologies. The following are the reasons why I do want a more advanced world with advanced technologies. My major reason is because when you have advanced technologies, life is much easier as robots and machines would take over your daily life chores. For example, daily life chores might be serving your breakfast, cutting your lawn, or cleaning your room. With robots and machines doing one’s chores one has time to relax. Another reason is because unlike humans, robots and machines do not make mistakes when programmed correctly. They always accomplish tasks perfectly so you won’t have to worry about making a mistake and getting trouble

| Side: Yes, I agree.
2 points

I do not agree as with technology, it makes us become lazy and relies on technology to do the work for us.

For instance we become so used to communicating through web channel/web cam that we sometimes prefer than going home physically to hug our love ones. Although we can communicate electronically, nothing compares to the physical presence of a person. We also exercise less and are to forego seeing people in person as often. Along with this, if you were in a face to face interaction, you would have added the facial expressions and body language. With Technology, many people lose their ability to hold a conversation and also lose the ability to spell correctly because they use short form method like “U”, “2morrow”, “k” and many others.

Example, we do our E-Learning/LMS, during school holiday, on computers. It may be convenient for us, but some of us may have difficulties logging in, such as problems loading or forgotten password? In that case, how are we supposed to do our holiday assignment?

We should not really depend on technology. We should instead hold remedial, as if we have questions that are related, we could just simply ask the teacher, and further our knowledge. However, with technology, we will have to wait for teachers to reply, and some of the replies they gave may not be the answer that we want. At the same time, we may be offline after the teachers have reply.

And lot of lives are wasted and trodden down because of the misuse and abuse of the latest inventions game. We would play a lot and have little rest or have poor appetite.

Without technology, there would be no lifts, and we can lose weight by taking the stairs.

However, Technology do seems to improve our daily live. They may have negative and positive impact on us.

| Side: No, I do not agree.
2 points

For the sake of time I will make my number 1 point in; dependence and vulnerability. We have become too dependent on technology and the Y2K incident showed that even back then when computers weren't even in 50 percent of American households that we are way too dependent on our technology.

| Side: No, I do not agree.
2 points

Technology brings more advantages than disadvantages? No.

Advantages??? Nah. It can bring more harm to us. If a person use to much computer, he will have higher chance getting radiation. And It will also hurt your eyes.

In the olden days, people don't have hand phone or even a television(Kampong). They still can survive.

Nowadays teenagers because of computer issue quarrel with their parents. Relying on Technology is no good.

I got once went to buy some DVD at nearby shop. The first few one was fine but the fourth scanned up at full price. She didn’t know it was on sale, so I told her it was 20% off and she scanned it again but it was still the same price. She started to do it manually but said she didn’t have a calculator, so she didn’t know the price. I was stunned.

First, how can you work there and not know what’s on sale? But even worse – didn’t have a calculator? It was 20% off $30, hardly rocket science. Do we rely on calculators that much? Yes! Finally she fixed it and I paid for them and left. I know it’s just a small little thing but I can’t help but think that it’s a larger problem. Relying too much may cause us lack behind the real world. What if everything depending on electricity went off and all batteries went dead? Will we die?

People gets lazier, people loses social skills, people getting dumber or you can say less common sense and Criminal activities easier.

| Side: No, I do not agree.
3 points

You're spot on, kaieechin. I'd take it a step further and say that technological "advances" will ultimately be the cause of our demise. I don't even think it's going to take fifty years. We have already reached the point of no return.................alas. My advice to anyone who is contemplating bringing a child into the world, don't!!

Will these remarks bring about a deluge of nay sayers. Undoubtedly.............but that's the way I see it negative response notwithstanding.

| Side: No, I do not agree.
2 points

I disagree because in the bussiness world more and more machinery and computers are taking over the adults jobs and this means that as technology grows, more and more jobs will be lost which t lead to high level of unemployment.

| Side: No, I do not agree.
2 points

Technology does not bring more advantages than disadvantages. But, it brings more harm. Technology has its good uses and bad uses. For example, You can use technology to socialise and communicate with friends/family. But at the same time, strangers might come and ask for your personal details. Social sites such as Twitter and Facebook might contain your personal infomation and this will lead to revealing them.

| Side: No, I do not agree.
2 points

I do not agree.Even though technology make work more easier and faster,it also harm us.Now,many people actually play games through computers with friends,which causes less contact with friends unlike in the past,people meet up and play game together. And also,facing things like computer all day will cause harm to health.And now, people spend more time infront of computer which is causing harm to themselves.

| Side: No, I do not agree.
2 points

Technology may be able to help in doing things simpler. Such as helping us with our project and doing our online homework. But when they are doing their online homework , they might go to other websites to get answers instead of using their heads to get their own answer or they might copy and paste their classmates

answer. Some may also use the excuse to use the internet to do their "projects" but instead they surf the internet. Also they might be playing more than studying more.

Technology brings more harm than good as some people get too addicted with the internet. By playing and downloading online games and watching shows online. Which can take quite a while to download. And when they play the online game, they might be hooked online instead and they might not want to move away from the device.The people who play the online game or watch online show might sleep late and might be feeling sleepy when the next day is a school/work day.

But with technology , things becomes easier. For example, using air conditioner/electric fans when its hot and taking lifts instead of using the stairs.

Technology have a positive and negative impact on us. It depends on the user himself if he wants to have a positive or negative impact when using technology.

| Side: No, I do not agree.
1 point

No, I do not agree as technology may harm others. At times technology may help children do their homework online, but they may do different things when they on the computer like playing game, instead of doing their homework. Technology may also help children communicate with one another, when they are unsure of things. But if they use it often to play game, they maybe addicted, and they wouldn't do their homework.

| Side: No, I do not agree.
1 point

that is only 1 side of the many disadvantages of technology.

| Side: No, I do not agree.
1 point

Technology brings more advantages than disadvantages? No, i doubt so.

Yes, technology is good in a way, like the computer, laptop, iPhone and television etc. These are the advantages that technology had brought to us. And not forgetting the internet which was born from technology as well.

The first disadvantage of technology had brought us through the internet is cyber-bullying. Technology had indirectly cause the cyber-bullies to be born virtually. Cyber-bullying can occur in social networking sites such a Facebook and Twitter. Cyber-bullies can bully 24/7 as long as the network is still "alive", while the bullied can be bullied 24/7. Cyber-bullying can kill in a way or another. This is one of the many disadvantages technology had caused.

The second disadvantage technology have is the misuse of it. Guns, cannons and other weapons for example. This shows that technology has reached the next level, but in a distructive mode. War would be much more peaceful without the gun shots sound and cannons blasting through your windows, isnt it? War can be just simply a street fight, a major one. But technology had created these deadly weapons and death isnt common. Another example we could use is World War II (WWII), bullets shot from one another and cannons firing at rivals' ship. If technology never created these weapons, the war may not even occur. Another great example of a disadvantage of technology is the nuclear weapons that could kill thousands. Examples are the atomic bombs, named "FatMan" and "SmallBoy" that one of the scientist had created to stopped WWII, but killed many. These are all unnecessary. After all, war may not even break out if there are no weapons made which is the disadvantage of technology.

Therefor i conclude that technology does not bring more advantages than disadvantages. Thank you.

| Side: No, I do not agree.
wenfeng(1) Disputed
1 point

well it is true that technology brought alot of harm to us but you got to notice if technology is not here how will we be able to communicate this easily even though we are not at the same place. if you want to argue that we can still use phones. phones are still part of technology actually all of the progress we have made had was using technology.

I am also sure that you think i am purely saying it using one sided.

as you have said the network which include all social sites have so bad point of it and the most annoying part of it is cyber bulling even though this had been happening for allmost 24/7 there is also people who is 24/7 trying to help those who had been hurt mentally so it is not necessary that the "network " is bad so i do not agree to your point.

| Side: Yes, I agree.
amia(6) Disputed
1 point

Simply don't say anything..TECHNOLOGY brings more disadvantage than advantages.. I will show you that bomb is made of technology... It'll kill many people also..,....and if we spend more time in computer we'll became lazy.Today's PEOPLE eats and simply sits so people get more diseases. In OLD GENERATION people were living without technology so why we can't..... So how many of you were following me.write anything. And my name is AMMIA thanks for CREATEDEBATE for giving me a wonderful chance THANK YOU

| Side: Yes, I agree.
1 point

With technology, social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter are created. These sites are very vulnerable.Cyber-bulling is one of the many, another one that could be stated is identity theft. 'Identity thieves' will mainly aim on these sites to get what they want and stalk on who they wanted to, this may even bring harm in a way or another.

Another example is viruses they could kill or damage your laptop/desktop's software. With these viruses 'injected' into your laptop/desktop, it would be hard to remove them and they may even die. This requires you to repair at a cost$ and you might even need to purchase a new one. This cost money$, and in this case, spent unnecessarily.

| Side: No, I do not agree.
1 point

Technology brings more disadvantages than advantages. Technology makes people to have eye disease, gain weight and many more.

Some people tend to play computer games everyday. This can let them to get eye disease such as myopia. When they get myopia, they need money to make a new spectacles.

Some people is addicted to the computer games, and they decreased their exercise time. When there is lesser time to exercise, you will eventually become unhealthy. All the fats stayed inside of your body when you don't exercise.

Some people played computer until midnight, and they do not switch on the light. Thus, after a period of time, their eyes get tired and they get eye disease.

Some people played too much computer games that they forgot to exercise. They will also buy some unhealthy snacks to eat while playing computer games. As such, they gained more weight.

Technology makes people become unhealthy. Thus, I do not agree that technology brings more advantages than disadvantages to society

| Side: No, I do not agree.
1 point

I do not agree because it does not directly save more lives than it takes. Bombs, guns, tanks, are all kinds of evil technology that are used in war every day. Nuclear bombs were designed for the purpose of taking lives.

If nothing justifies the direct loss of human life then technology cannot be justified as being better than worse.

It poses more disadvantages to society than advantages, and as long as lives continue to be lost because of it, it will always be a larger disadvantage than advantage.

| Side: No, I do not agree.
1 point

One disadvantages is it made people anxious given that more people rely on internet and do not have to socialize quite as much as they had

to,some people may feel that they lack of social skills that are required for high powered jobs and for normal life

| Side: No, I do not agree.
1 point

One disadvantage is that technology has arguably made people more anxious. Given that more people now rely on the Internet and do not have to socialize quite as much as they had to, some people may feel that they lack the social skills that are required for high powered jobs and for a normal life. People can now live with ease without ever leaving their home. All their essential services can be provided by delivery, all of which can be organized either over the Internet or over the telephone. People can even work on the Internet, meaning that it is more than feasible for a person to live at home and literally never leave the house.

| Side: No, I do not agree.
1 point

I do not agree.Technology has many disadvantages than advantages.For example cyber bullying, going to pornographic websites and getting cheated by strangers online.

Cyber bullying,it is a type of bullying in cyberspace to against other people online as their victims.Bullies online do bad things to attract attention from other users online such as posting bad comments about a person,posting pictures of their victim being make fun of etc.

Going to pornographic websites.Users going to these websites to have fun.Users often get influenced by their friends or classmates showing to them.This can lead to crime such as molesting other people or even worse,rape.

Getting cheated by strangers is a very common thing to teenagers when they meet someone special online.These people can be very nice to you at first,but in a while,they will be asking for your personal details such as your phone number or your address.Strangers can cheat you by asking you for your credit card no. to buy expensive things.

In conclusion,technology do not bring more advantages than diadvantages to society.

| Side: No, I do not agree.
1 point

I disagree as people tend the misuse the freedom of technology, making us more lazy and addicted too. Example is that people tend to find answers through the internet making them more dependent on the internet instead of using their own brains to think about questions given in class or by teachers. People especially children tend to get addicted to technology such as iphones, ipad and laptops where they can actually use it to do online research and other useful social networking sites to communicate with other people at anywhere they are. But some of them get addicted to the games that are available in the product itself causing them to be less healthy and to misuse the real use of the product. I strongly feel that technology brings more disadvantages and negative impact to society.

| Side: No, I do not agree.
1 point

tv and computers add an easy life to people those are small my point is that tv is a new mind we can see many ads or brain works which can help us in future

| Side: No, I do not agree.
1 point

in my opinion tv viewing has really harmed the children thier mind is most impressionable one anything wrong printed on it is difficult to remove

| Side: No, I do not agree.
0 points

Cyber bully is also another case. It brings harm to the victim and the bully might not reve who they are. Also, spending too much time on the Internet is not good. It might affect studies and also withdrawing yourself from family activities.

| Side: No, I do not agree.
0 points

technology brings more disadvantages than advantages as the technology( tech for short )being introduced to society not only cause people to be too depended on tech , it can also be weapons if it falls into the wrong hands . hackers are able to hack into important web sites and use it for their own purposes and not sparing a thought for other users. Apart from the internet , tech had also created machines that are a eco-hazards etc, oil rigs, logging equipments (machines that cut down trees) so on. global warming is a huge crisis that could be stopped , but people are still wasting resources like fossil fuel

| Side: No, I do not agree.
0 points

i do not agree. The technology can be bad because it makes it easier for people to steal identities, commit fraud,can make you lazy. New forms of entertainment, such as video games and internet access could have bad effects on areas such as academic performance, and you would have less conversations face to face because of e-mail,the phone,text messages,msn or facebook.

| Side: No, I do not agree.
0 points

Technology brings more disadvantages from my point of view as, nowadays when you walk into an MRT or a bus, most of the youth are using their phones and Ipads or tablets. Before most of the technology was invented, which was back in the 1900s, most of our parents and grandparents lived without what we have today. Yes, technology is good for some purposes such as communication or listening to the radio for the new, but as Sherleen said, the users become too lazy, they depend too much on it where to a certain point if we take it away from them, they would be completely lost, not knowing on what to do next. I too, use technology but i don't use it to that extend. But, we must look on both sides, there are some good in technology such as communication. If we do not have telephones, we won't be able to communicate overseas with our relatives. Also with out technology we won't be able to do this on-line debate now. Technology also helps through education such as during June holiday, students can go on-line to do their work. In my opinion, it depends on the user to know the limit of using technology. They can either use it for good or bad, such as the 9/11 bombings, Osama sent two terrorists to bomb the twin towers. That is a sign of using technology in a bad way. But in a good way, many engineers have made robotic arms and legs for those who are disabled. Also, people are using technology to scam people for their money such as saying that,' I will post an embarrassing video of you on-line if you don't give me this much money'. Like i said before, it depends on the user of the technology to know their limits.

| Side: No, I do not agree.
-1 points

I do not agree with the topic as well.

Because nowadays, there are such things as cyber bully in the internet.

So, because now we love to post things online, people will use those things we posted to come and bully us which causes cyber bully in the world.

| Side: No, I do not agree.
tanshiyi98(5) Disputed
1 point

But it was those users who uses it wrongly. Technology was made for us to enjoy and not do harmful things to people so I say it was users who made use of technology to bully people in the world today

| Side: Yes, I agree.
hugoeng01(3) Disputed
1 point

the use of technology is also used in our calculators , phones and projectors , therefore the it is the user , not the technology itself .

| Side: Yes, I agree.


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