This kit provides all of the necessary materials to begin thinking about and debating the next public forum topic, Internet of Things. This topic has a definite pro bias. The pro side can rotate any and all advantages to the Internet of Things, whereas the con is stuck defending one very limited disadvantage to the IoT.
We’re going to continue to update this file throughout our ongoing prep session. Student and coach feedback will be particularly helpful for that project. Updates will include:
— distinct advantages to the Internet of Things, so that you can always keep your pro fresh
— different disadvantages – while this isn’t the core of the topic, the con can advance this arguments under the “on balance” test. The core concern remains privacy, but distinct disadvantages can neutralize the affirmative’s more utilitarian defenses of these emerging technologies
— developed defenses of a “”precautionary principle” for emergent technologies
User input is always appreciated – all inquiries will be answered rapidly and will genuinely guide our continuing research.