Andrew Cushen and I have teamed up for the last two NetHui events to debate internet issues affecting many New Zealanders.
In 2016 I argued that the Govt had wasted $1.5b building the UFB network.
In 2017 I argued that mandatory Govt filtering (censorship) of our internet is appropriate.
As you can see, I usually take on the less popular side of the debate.
I'm asking for suggestions from the Geekzone community for a debate topic they would like to see.
Once a topic has been agreed upon, I usually post it here and in another community forum and test the waters. When you're the underdog in a debate it's often helpful to socialise the topic widely and try gather some ideas from the audience.
This will culminate in a live debate at the 2018 Nethui conference between myself and Andrew (or some other lucky individual if Andrew can't oblige).
If you're interested in seeing the 2017 debate, a full length recording is posted here : https://bypass.net.nz/blog/post/18_Apr_2018_filtering_debate_at_nethui_2018
This topic is NOT intended to reopen either of these previous debates, they have well and truely been done and dusted.