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      2d24 – Shareconomy is a scam!


      Uber and Airbnb are just two companies who claim to revolutionize the market with shared goods. But is it really that new a concept and is it even real?

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      2d23 – Robots are eating our jobs, it’s inevitable!


      Are robots really eating our jobs? Sebastian and Dirk debate how the current AI revolution will turn out. Maybe there is no reason to be alarmed in either case?

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      2d22 – Terrorism needs to be avoided at all cost!


      The odds are against us – we’re all going to die. But few causes of death seem to mobilize as much effort to avoid than the threat of death through terrorism. Since terrorism attacks us at our freedom and our perceived security it is a danger to society and democracy. Maybe that warrants to rally all available forces against it?

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       2017-08-16

      2d21 – Should we get rid of cash?


      Cash has been around for thousands of years and everyone knows how to use it. But in modern times credit cards, virtual currencies or other means of payments provide an alternative. Is it time now to get rid of cash?

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      23m
       2017-08-07

      2d20 – Should governments have access to private data?


      We live in a world where access to data is considered the new oil and especially the promise of security is often used as reason for more and more state surveillance. But shouldn’t we actually trust our states? Who if not states should have access to private data for protection and development? Sebastian and Dirk disagree as usual and debate the motion “Governments should have access to private data!”

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      20m
       2017-07-28

      2d19 – Responsible citizens follow the news!


      We live in the age of fake news and are constantly bombarded with breaking or otherwise important news. But do we really need to follow those? Sebastian argues we don’t for there are other sources of information more complete and useful and current news sources are often flawed. Dirk defends the motion because press can only speak truth to power and hold them accountable if they have an audience and decisions need to be informed… Who has the better arguments?

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       2017-07-22

      2d18 – Stop the buzz about programmers, they are just a commodity anyway!


      In this day and age programmers are in high demand and everyone seem to buzz about it. Should we dial down the volume? After all, programming seem to be an unglamorous business and may not be that special after all…

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      21m
       2017-07-14

      2d17 – Dealing with all your emails everyday is a pointless exercise!


      Those of us who work in offices know it and fight it: The email monster! It is a modern menace and most of us hate it. But arguably it often is the tool of choice for information exchange and it can be incredibly useful. Mail management courses, productivity gurus and top achievers like Sebastian insist: You should work hard to stay on top of your inbox game and reap more opportunities, respect and productivity as your reward. Dirk on the other side argues that we put too much emphasis on...


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      20m
       2017-06-25

      2d16 – Extrajudicial killings are necessary!


      We all die eventually but whenever we die through actions from others, we expect that to be tightly regulated. Even war is governed by international law. Whenever killings happen outside these legal frameworks or in obvious ignorance of the law we talk about extrajudicial killings. Sometimes, some say, cases exist where it is ok, maybe even necessary, to kill without a trial. In modern times these killings are often performed with drones but we debate today every situation in which ...


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      24m
       2017-06-14

      2d15 – Whistleblowers should get paid!


      Wikipedia defines a whistleblower as a person who exposes any kind of information or activity that is deemed illegal, unethical, or not correct within an organization that is either private or public. Often whistleblowers face great risks while arguably performing a service to society. Therefore an argument could be made that such risks should be compensated for and in fact it may be considered to pay whistleblowers. This is what Dirk and Sebastian debated in this episode.

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      17m
       2017-05-28