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Magic Technology
Debate Score:150
Arguments:70
Total Votes:188
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 Magic (22)
 
 Technology (45)

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Which is more powerful, magic or technology?

Magic

Side Score: 71
VS.

Technology

Side Score: 79
8 points

'Magic' can convince billions of people of arbitrary ideas, with little to no proof, making them voluntarily give up hours and weeks and years of their lives, for no material gain. I bloody hope technology can't do this.

Side: Magic
10 points

Television .

Side: Magic
CDEthan(48) Banned
3 points

Technology MAY do this but magic has done it already. Quite true...

Side: Magic
pilot(44) Disputed
1 point

For your kind information, how is bulb invented is it technology or magic?

Of course, technology.

Side: Technology
5 points

If we are talking about the real world, then technology would win as magic doesn't exist. However I believe we are talking about magic and technology in a fantasy universe where they both exist. Magic would win, as magic has no limitations. Anything is possible with magic, and it is usually instantaneous. Technology is limited, by the laws and physics in a particular world.

Side: Magic
4 points

If magic exist's then it would be more powerful than technology as it could give i don't know endless possibilities.

Side: Magic
CDEthan(48) Banned
3 points

Magic is unlimited but technology is bounded by logic and laws

Side: Magic
BlueShaman(3) Disputed
1 point

This would be reasonable except that the reason it's technology is because everything is bound by laws and so there is no magic.

Side: Technology
pilot(44) Disputed
1 point

We always need magics because we are always busy at doing useless things.

How were you able to post this particular message. Isnt it because of technology:internet.

Side: Technology
CDEthan(48) Banned
3 points

Magic can do unlimited stuff that science cannot discover.

Side: Magic
3 points

magick because magick is the ultimate power with the ability to create and destroy and undo what is done. with magick technology can be undone and magick has no limits as long as you are openminded and openhearted and believe in it and yourself.

Side: Magic
CDEthan(48) Banned
2 points

I think that magic can do anything, which makes it powerful.

Side: Magic
CDEthan(48) Banned
2 points

Magic can build technology but technology cannot build magic.

Side: Magic
2 points

Queen did a song about it, making it ipso facto better than technology.

Side: Magic
2 points

well i'm full blooded irish and if you know irish history then you know that magic is real and the irish have been fasinated with it for centuries

Side: Magic
CDEthan(48) Banned
1 point

ok. lets say i don't know that anyway. by the way... you said you were irish! then tell me how is the war between ireland and northen ireland.

Side: Magic

Magic all the way, even though it doesn't actually exist i could kick your toasters ass if i could start it on fire with the flick of a wrist, wave of a wand, or wrinkle of a nose. The IDEA of magic is obviously more powerful because its like a physical apple product, if there is an app for this there is a spell for that. In other words... Magic is to technology as Viagra is to mini green M&M;.(Create debate needs a lot more topics like this.)

Side: Magic
1 point

... mushrooms.

Side: Magic
1 point

"Magic has almost no limitations but its only limitation is the users will to think what he or she can do with the power of magic. I happily support the idea that technology has helped make the world but magic could do anything and magic could make technology. magic is the only way to stop the problems of the world. I know that everyone has they're own opinions so I will not be made if you disagree with me"

Side: Magic
CDEthan(48) Banned
0 points

Magic's popularity is a lot and is easily lovable by many people

Side: Magic
CDEthan(48) Banned
0 points

It is unexplained and hidden in our world. It also cannot be revealed

Side: Magic
0 points

Clearly the voice is most powerful than magic or techonology, FUS RA DOH!

Side: Magic
ChuckHades(3198) Disputed
0 points

DUDE! WTF! IT'S FUS RO DAH!

Maybe you took an arrow to the knee?

Side: Technology
0 points

Assumeing that both would exist then Magic would be superior.

You could do literaly anything. Materalise a wall infront of that guys machine gun.

Dissasemble that tank aiming at you.

Distingrate your foes. The only limit is your inner energy and your immagineation.

Side: Magic
7 points

Technology actually exists ...

Side: Technology
CDEthan(48) Banned
0 points

Of course it exist. Where do we get television and vacuum cleaners from it?

Side: Technology
KnightG23(2) Disputed
0 points

The idea of magic exists. And in a philosophical argument, obliterating further discussion by saying the opposite side "does not exist" is pointless since it does not get to the root of the debate, which is to compare the limits of magic and technology. And since magic has no limits, magic is more powerful

Side: Magic
BenWalters(1513) Disputed
0 points

And in a philosophical argument, obliterating further discussion by saying the opposite side "does not exist" is pointless since it does not get to the root of the debate

Philosophy is rationally critical thinking ... - Anthony Quinton

Even were this a philosophy debate, you are required to think rationally and critically. Pretending that things exist does not exhibit any strong sense of philosophical thought.

Magic's more powerful than technology in that telekinesis is more powerful than gravity, it's simply not real.

Side: Technology
rihaana(85) Clarified
0 points

magic also exist dear.............................technology can finished sometime ,magic is forever in this world

Side: Magic
5 points

Everything that exists can one day (assuming we would survive that long) be explained through science. And science is used to create technology.

If magic actually existed it could one day be explained through science and it could be applied to technology.

Therefore, technology wins every time.

Side: Technology
3 points

What's the difference, if you go according to the movie genres of Science Fiction (Technology) and Fantasy (Magic) then they both do exactly the same things (enabling people to do whatever they like).

Side: Technology
3 points

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic"

Arthur C Clarke's third law of prediction.

Side: Technology
3 points

Magic is not real. Technology is and can continuly be advanced. Technology=Win.

Side: Technology
3 points

Everyone here is saying that magic is unlimited, that magic is as powerful as your imagination, as if magic actually existed. Technology actually exists, so it makes sense to talk about technology in absolutes. But magic only exists in fiction, and not in any consistent manner. The nature of magic is decided by, well, whatever you want. How powerful is the magic? What are the "rules" that control the magic? What are the limitations on the magic? Because every story I've read that included magic had some set of limitations. In mythology and fiction, being magical doesn't make you a GOD, it allows you to make illusions, or heal people, or throw fireballs from your hands, but it doesn't make you omnipotent. That doesn't mean that it can't, but I've never seen an example of it. Technology is the same way, but there's a logical progression through time from less to more powerful, because technology actually exists. The power of magic is arbitrarily decided by the writer of whatever book, movie, or video game you choose. I'm just saying that it's impossible to take a stand because we need to decide which version of magic (which is fictional) we are comparing to technology (which is real). Personally, I think that modern technology, and especially technology as depicted in science fiction, is more powerful than magic as depicted in most fantasy (that I've read). I've never seen, read about, or heard about a wizard with the power to destroy a planet the way the Death Star can.

Side: Technology
3 points

TO THE MOOOOON

NUCLEAR ENERGYYYYYYY

COMPUTERS

MEDICINE

Not to mention the fact that it exists! =^D

Side: Technology
2 points

"Technology is the making, usage, and knowledge of tools, machines, techniques, crafts, systems or methods of organization in order to solve a problem or perform a specific function" By definition of the word technology... technology is used to do magic. No matter what the trick.

Side: Technology
CDEthan(48) Banned
1 point

You're wrong about technology used to make magic unless you're talking about magic tricks, then it is possible

Side: Technology
G3n3sis1(69) Disputed
3 points

well unless your suggesting actual magic exists. then yes i am referring to magic "tricks" the only magic that exists in the real world lol

Side: Magic

Magic is nothing more than an action which seems to be defying the laws of physics we are all familiar with. Something which seemed to vanish can actually just take a different route, a different dimension. They booth reality obey the laws of physics one is just more mysterious and odd than the other. I take technology because technology actually has power but magic, its just physics we are not familiar with.

Side: Technology

Magic is nothing more than an action which seems to be defying the laws of physics we are all familiar with. Something which seemed to vanish can actually just take a different route, a different dimension. They both in reality obey the laws of physics one is just more mysterious and odd than the other. I take technology because technology actually has power but magic, its just physics we are not familiar with.

Side: Technology
CDEthan(48) Banned
1 point

I agree but why repeat? Is it to make sure you're not wrong or is it you want to be doubly sure this is correct.

Side: Technology
Facadeon(510) Clarified
2 points

It's a mistake- a double post.

Side: Magic
2 points

Magic would be probably more powerful if it existed.

But technology is the practical champion

Side: Technology
CDEthan(48) Banned
1 point

Quite true. I think it that way and its practical and it doesn't exist.

Side: Technology
2 points

Technology is something that exsists. We got tanks with technology. We got M16 with technology. We got space stations with technology

Side: Technology
2 points

Magic does not exist but technology does. if someone was in a fight one used technology other used just magic technology would win because nothing would happen when the person tried to use magic

Side: Technology
1 point

An example of such a fight on YouTube. The magic side is the Kiai master and the technology side (actually skill) is the mixed martial arts fighter.

Kiai Master vs MMA
Side: Technology
2 points

I would like to see Harry Potter protect himself from a nuclear bomb with his wand. Technology can do that much damage, magic can't.

Side: Technology
CDEthan(48) Banned
1 point

You mean you're trying to say if HARRY POTTER VS NUCLEAR BOMB, the bomb will win as it is extremely powerful.

Side: Technology
Micmacmoc(2260) Clarified
3 points

Yes, I am saying that. Why is that so difficult to understand? Obviously I am not saying a special stick of wood could overpower and defend someone from a nuclear bomb.

Side: Magic
2 points

... Ha ha ha ha, what? Is this question for real?! Um, I suppose for those who are stuck in some fantasy world, I'm sure magic is quite powerful haha, i'm sure it's great in World of Warcraft... But for those of us who are living in reality, I'm going to go with Technology.

Side: Technology
CDEthan(48) Banned
1 point

It is REAL! I'm the creator of this debate and I say so. But lets consider that it is in a joker's point of view...

Side: Technology
2 points

a:strength zero

magic does not exist therefor making its

b:technology does and if the 2 where put next to each othere clearl magic and its change in the world is0

while techhnolgy makes life easier by makin people wich are countryies far away talk to each other and see each other

Side: Technology
2 points

Technology is advancing continuously at an enormous rate. Countries such as China and America and even Europe are in constant competition for the better technological advances. Soon enough, technology will be able to do things magic can do, and even beyond. Never underestimate the limitations of technology and always keep the "Nothing is Impossible" mentality in the world's always-advancing possibilities of technology.

Side: Technology
2 points

It's hard for magic to be more powerful when we don't even know if it exists.

Side: Technology
CDEthan(48) Banned
1 point

Technology has great and powerful weapons that can kill other people

Side: Technology
CDEthan(48) Banned
1 point

its real unlike magic which is fake -_- people isnt it common sense enough

Side: Technology
CDEthan(48) Banned
1 point

Technology can be transmitted instantly from one place to another but magic can only be used in that confined place.

Side: Technology
CDEthan(48) Banned
1 point

Technology is forever. It cannot be destroyed. It is the bright future for the world.

Side: Technology
CDEthan(48) Banned
1 point

It is because fools believe in magic and its works to society.

Side: Technology
CDEthan(48) Banned
1 point

Magic is something deceptive and its just an illusion but technology is real and it is used in many ways

Side: Technology

magic is just highly advanced technology

Side: Technology

Well...I have seen technology being used, and can explain it's use, and given enough knowledge I can use it. We (as in society) have used technology to discover images of our universe, and of other universes.

We have used technology to cure disease, to see them. To get an image of a newborn in it's womb to check for birth defects.

I could name the uses of technology and it's awe for literally days and days, pages and book, but that wouldn't prove anything.

I have never seen magic actually in use. I have never seen real magic ever. I have however seen technology used often times to emulate magic. Such as the case with magicians.

The magic witch doctors claim to use to cure the problems of their village have been topped by the medical technology and science that modern doctors use to keep their whole cities safe.

Side: Technology

To add. If we are talking about fiction tech and fictional magic, the magic is set with limits that if used in too large a quantity almost always causes death.

Technology, is used to make life easier, the opposite of causing death.

And where magic is as strong it will ever be due to it tapping into a source of already fully evolved magic, technology will only continue to get better.

So it's more like an investment in what will be stronger.

Side: Technology
1 point

Gotta go with the one that is real. In any regard technology will keep getting better while magic is too finite.

Side: Technology

Technology is for real and technology produces ways of helping people in various ways.

Side: Technology
1 point

I like to think the magic this is talking about is like with wizards from the harry potter universe not from religion like people are thinking. I would say magic would be the dominant force from when humans were first able to speak a spell and do something and even with our modern technology it would be today but that is only because magic isnt real and we dont have a means for fighting it, but lets say it is real and wizards and muggles have been fighting for centuries starting from the salem witch hunts of course magic would probably bring muggle life to a stand still and it would make a means for which we would need modern science. Now here we are the 21st century we have made it through the wars without being wiped out and we have all the resources like we actually do today. If we have been at war for centuries it would be a top priority for us to beat them. There would always be things science will probably never be able to do like fight a whole world inside of a suitcase but with certain cameras and many other ways of studying magic and seeing how it works i believe and know science would be able to trump magic. It would be able to find out the processes at which it works and we would be able to make a defense and be able to defeat magic.

Side: Technology
1 point

It all comes down to efficiency. Magic is already powerful to Begin with. While Technology is only gets powerful the more advanced it gets, it's a lot faster to get something done.

With Magic, you have to say some Magic Words or you have to do something (like say set up some kind of ritual or whatever). That takes some time as compared to getting a laser gun and shooting someone with it.

If you were to give preparation time, Magic could beat technology. Someone could simply cast some kind of meteor spell or anything deadly at someone (unless that person maybe has a Forcefield Device or whatever). You could also just send a Deadly Missile or Satellite Laser Blast onto someone during that time too (unless they're fast enough to cast a Magical Barrier, somehow send it back, etc. etc).

You can't really improve magic as you're only stuck with being able to learn & use better magic (I don't think it's possible to create new spells). Technology can be improved but it takes time.

It's kind of a tie but the more advanced technology gets, the closer it is to get on the same level as Magic. Seriously though, there are things Magic can do which Technology can also do (at some point maybe... if advancements are possible and can be made).

Examples below...

-Time Travel (Time Machines obviously...)

-Making plants grow faster (fertilizers & genetics tampering)

-Flying (Jetpacks, Airplanes, etc)

-Contacting people from far away (Phones, E-Mail, etc)

-Super Strength (You could just either tamper with your body to simply gain stronger muscles or have machinery do it for you)

Basically, it's a draw but Technology can beat Magic when it's advanced enough plus it's a lot faster to get things done anyway.

Side: Technology
1 point

People say that magic is better than technology because it is up to your imagination..... They are forgetting one specific type of technology that is the closest thing to magic without being magic itself. It's called NANOTECH (rearranging atoms into whatever your imagination can think of. And even rearrange the atomic structure from one material into something that doesn't even exist).

Side: Technology
CDEthan(48) Banned
-1 points

because magik sux platypus poooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

Side: Technology