ONLINE GD AT URPERCENTILE : MOBILE PHONE - A BANE OR A BOON
Following GD was conducted on 25th Dec 06 .
Debabrata Nag and Ashish Jain clear this GD.
Sumeet Gupta: hi all .. This is Sumeet Gupta final Btech frm Hyd
Amit Kumar: Hi, Myself is Amit. Currently in Bangalore, Working
Debabrata nag: Debabrata from Kolkata, third year chemical
Lavanya gundreddi: hi lavanya chennai, working in polaris
Neha Arora: neha frm delhi doin final yr b.com (hons)
www.UrPercentile.com: THE TOPIC OF DISCUSSION IS " MOBILE PHONE A
BANE OR A BOON"
Debabrata nag: Mobile phone can be considered as boon in terms of
making us mobile..that is we are now available at any time during
the highest period of urgency
Sumeet Gupta: before coming to talk about is it bane or boon let us
talk a little about the features and facilities available in mobile
phones these days
Debabrata nag: ..and one does not need to wait for a person to stay
at home for landline
ashish jain: Definitely a pain. But a pain you can't live without.
At this stage of the development curve in human history, I would say
we need to add another item to the basic elements of life. The list
should now read: earth, wind, water, fire and cellphones. Life will
never be the same if mobile phones are banished with just a snap of
a finger. I can't ever imagine the chaos it would bring about. It's
like cutting off an arm of each and every human being. Life without
mobile phones will be like the burger without the patty . Everyone
has got one mobile phone, starting from the CEO of my company to the
Gas delivery boy.
neha arora: according to me mobile phone is a boon to humanity bcoz it helps us in the time of emergency.. it is very useful to women n
girls who travel late in the night , it is also useful in case of
accidents as one can inform his/her family bout it
Lavanya gundreddi: It is exciting as well as frightening to observe
the trend as to how technology has entered into our lives
Debabrata nag: But the technology, connections are not well
spread......tower is not available at the most remote parts there we
need to rely on landlines
Sumeet Gupta: every technology has both advantages as well as some
side effects with it and mobiles are most common example of it
ashish jain: Scientists and researchers have been shouting from all
corners of the world about the ill effects of using a mobile phone.
They claim that cell phone can cause a wide range of side effects
ranging from brain tumor to infertility.
Debabrata nag: IT is also associated with electromagnetic wave
hazards that might cause cancer. though not proven till date still
prevention is better than cure
Sumeet Gupta: as neha said they do help in emergency but we have to
look at the number of accidents being caused by cell phone usuage
Lavanya gundreddi: The number of road accidents that occur because
of "talking while driving" is rapidly increasing and it is heart
breaking to witness the consequences of carelessness on our part.
Ashish Jain: usage of mobile phones for more than 4 hours per day
can decrease sperm count in a healthy male body by about 25%, claims
US researchers and doctors in Mumbai, India
you do not have your privacy any more: anyone can reach you easily
whenever they want. Today's mobiles have become fashion accessories
as well as technological devices.
Lavanya gundreddi: recently, with the availability of the new camera
enabled mobile phones, serious debates have triggered, over the
intrusion of privacy. People have often been caught indulging into
cheap acts of intruding into the personal lives of other people
Debabrata nag: The kind of push sell the companies do, by lowering
the price initially and with a latter increase , increases the
expense of the normal human beings.
Amit Kumar: Definitely mobile phone have changed our lives today in
the sense that we are every time connected even if we are quite far.
But I feel as with any technology, over dependence sometimes shadow
its boon features. This is what exactly happening with mobiles
today. People have become more personal now. Gone are the days when
there used to be one phone, and each family member used to clamor to
talk to distant relative.
ashish jain: bt lavug ...I guess there would be 50 per cent less
noise and 60 per cent less car accidents caused due to talking on
mobile phones while driving, but still cellphones are something we
can't live without
Sumeet Gupta: they can act as a perfect mean of easy and fast
communication but they prove to be nuisance as well. terrorists and
other antisocial elements use them for easy mobility !
Debabrata nag: Technologies like CDMA binds a person to a particular
service provider for life and thus loss of independence and future
insecurity in terms of tariff are also associated
Sumeet Gupta: one should not forget the privacy invasion by
cellphones .... perfect example would be loads of mms scandals
hitting the headlines ths days
Lavanya gundreddi: yes ashu but at least we can avoid talking while
driving.. we cant risk our lives for this..
neha arora: i agree with sumeet n think that moblie phones should be
strictly sold only to people with a no criminal record
ashish jain: wt abt solicited calls...The Supreme Court has slapped
notices on the Centre and mobile telephone service providers asking
them why there should not be a ban on unsolicited calls.
Amit Kumar: But it is the mobile only which comes to rescue where
other modes of communication fail
Debabrata nag: GSM technologies are much better, but they too can be
deceptive...at our city a high ly cheap GSM technology was
introduced a few months earlier with initial cost about 5000/- but
now the cash cards are not available---that is cheating with consumer
Sumeet Gupta: if we see at the points raised here we can clearly
identify that its not the cellphones that are culprits but the
improper usage have lent them to be bane for society
Debabrata nag: SMS technology is nowadays used for competitions in
the TV in which deceiving audiences is much easier using technology
than landline competitions.
Lavanya gundreddi: ya i agree with gupta..
Sumeet Gupta: a child who doesnt know whats good or bad for him when
gets a cellphone at an early age doesnt urderstand the impact of
it ... he is jst facinated to try it out
Amit Kumar: Now doubt, consumerism is these days about inventing new
mechanisms to make people spend. Mobile phone companies are
pioneering in this. To surge their revenues every day and then they
are pulling people to spend more and more. In this sense it is a bane
ashish jain: In the middle of an important discussion you get a call
promoting a club's membership or a cash loan or an incentive scheme
by the service provider. It can be distractive to all at the
meeting. Had it been a landline call, the call would have been
attended by a secretary and suitably dealt with; but in case of a
mobile, you have no alternative
neha arora: a child just want one when he is just a year old and his
parent also give them as they love their child but you can give
your mobile phones also to your secretary when you are in a meeting
Sumeet Gupta: so i feel there is a need for some kind of rules or
protocol to get the maximum out of cell phone usage
ashish jain: yes,,,You hear of children being ridiculed in school by
their friends for not having the latest tech/trendy mobile. Add to
that the evils of downloading inappropriate content and health risks
Debabrata nag: It is really having a worse impact on the future
generation...they want them at an early age with no reasons of
having it.....only to go along with the fashion for SMS chat with
their friends and again increasing expense of their parents and
doing harm to their studies
ashish jain: have u heard about the latest techno ...Kashmir troops'
new weapon a threat to militancy "It is easier to track them if they
use mobile phones.
Debabrata nag: It has more or less become a fashion
www.UrPercentile.com: THANKS , SUGGEST EVERYONE TO GIVE ONE
CONCULDING STATEMENT ON THE TOPIC
neha arora: in exam days also children just get stick to it n don't
concentrate on their studies leading to their failure in exams
ashish jain: i conclude....Now this is serious. For a day or two
it's OK but now a mobile phone has become one of our vital organs
and it would be a tragedy to miss it permanently.
Debabrata nag: Mobile phones are also responsible for accidents on
roads, during driving
Lavanya gundreddi: It is most sensible to make the best out of a
technology that has been designed to enrich our lives. But we should
not misuse the technology n should not allow ourselves into becoming
a slave of the very same technology
Amit Kumar: But I am neutral in all these points. The right usage of
technology calls for identifying who are the right users. I agree
there are misuses like terrorist communication facilitation but
problem is not with the device , but with the lack of laws in
dealing with such cases
Debabrata nag: also mobile phones are having features like camera
which are misused
ashish jain: It is exciting as well as frightening to observe the
trend as to how technology has intruded into our lives and system.
Our mobile phones pose a serious threat to our security. Firstly
because of the kind of dependence that we have developed on these
devices over a period of time and also because this dependence could
be susceptible target of an anti-social mind.
neha arora: i conclude that mobile phone are good for some and bad
for some depending upon the usage
Sumeet Gupta: I feel one should know the way mobile phones should be
used ... it all depends on the person who is using it whether it
contributes for the good or is destructive
Debabrata nag: We can conclude that the mobile phone technology is
like any other....with both positive and negative effects.....but we
should try boosting the positives and minimising the negatives
ashish jain: During London bombing 7/07/05 mobile network were
disabled by the authorities who tried to pre-empt the use of this
type of threat The Madrid bombing in 2004 was triggered by a mobile
Amit Kumar: I conclude. No technology, here mobiles, is good or bad
in itself. It is actually up to "we the people" to decide where to
draw the line. This clubbed with social laws is the way to get max
out of it.
www.UrPercentile.com: OK THANKS EVERYONE, WILL SEND THE ANAYSIS OF
THIS DISCUSSION ON THE GROUP SOON. KINDLY SUGGEST SOME MOPE TOPICS
FOR COMING GD's TOMMORROW
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Debabrata nag: thanks......will wait for the results eagerly....
Sumeet Gupta: high profile people in court ... is judiciary in India
raising its standards
Amit Kumar: Thanks Ur Percentile for such efforts
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