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June 19, 2024

Should there be a global effort to reduce the digital divide between countries?




Total votes: 13

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  1. SensibleHalibut1
    40.5

    While there could be many efforts taken at the global scale to reduce the digital divide between countries, I think the divide makes each country unique and makes us stay true to our culture. I think …Read MoreWhile there could be many efforts taken at the global scale to reduce the digital divide between countries, I think the divide makes each country unique and makes us stay true to our culture. I think while there could be efforts taken to reduce the divide I do not think it can or should be completely eliminated. Read Less

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  2. CleverHalibut
    22.5

    There are advantages to reducing the digital divide between countries, for example, the education of different cultural norms. However, a task like this would be very hard to succeed in, if the …Read MoreThere are advantages to reducing the digital divide between countries, for example, the education of different cultural norms. However, a task like this would be very hard to succeed in, if the application seems forced on people it will be rejected, and if it is too subtle it will go unnoticed. I may be in favor of an effort with this goal in mind but it would have to be carefully planned. Read Less

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  3. pool
    18

    When it comes to a philosophical “should there be” question, I see no reason to oppose lessening the divide. Doing so would surely help economic development and social dialogue. However, in terms of …Read MoreWhen it comes to a philosophical “should there be” question, I see no reason to oppose lessening the divide. Doing so would surely help economic development and social dialogue. However, in terms of the implementation or limitations, there is a lot more difficulty in doing so. Read Less

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  4. CleverTiger3
    37.5

    Some division is fine, but we should monitor it to ensure that it does not get too out of hand. It is not easy to fix and implement, and it might not be necessary everywhere.

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  5. WittyDeer4
    32.5

    I think it could increase access to information, education, and economic development but I also think it would be difficult to follow through with and implement.

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  6. LuckyHusky1
    22.5

    I’m unsure. On one hand, it could increase education and the economy. On the other, countries could lose their individuality if taken too far. I suppose I am at a “maybe” because I am unsure how we …Read MoreI’m unsure. On one hand, it could increase education and the economy. On the other, countries could lose their individuality if taken too far. I suppose I am at a “maybe” because I am unsure how we would go about this fairly. Read Less

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  7. DeterminedLobster4
    15

    There definitely should be, as the digital divide proportionately impacts the class divisions and pushes the global south further away from the progress of the global north.

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  8. GraciousCrocodile4
    3

    Reducing the digital divide and connecting nations globally does sound like a decent idea. This could allow people opportunities for learning about other nations or cultures. How this would be …Read MoreReducing the digital divide and connecting nations globally does sound like a decent idea. This could allow people opportunities for learning about other nations or cultures. How this would be implemented I’m not sure, as the cost in both money and material would likely be immense. And like any new tools or discovery, there will also be some who could use it for immoral or illegal purposes. Read Less

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  9. BraveZebra5
    30

    Not really sure what this means. The question could benefit from more clarification.

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  10. CalmElk
    19.5

    I think it could be beneficial but I don’t think a significant amount of resources should be put towards it because there are other more pressing issues to address globally.

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  11. GraciousPolar Bear4
    16.5

    It’s not a bad idea, but I think we should consider the potential effects before pursuing this, and review all of our possible options.

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