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Topic

Public companies should dominate private companies in the space sector

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All stages have been completed. The voting points distribution and the result are presented below.

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With 5 votes and 35 points ahead, the winner is ...

DynamicSquid
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Just a short debate this time. I'm not sure if this topic could be expanded to perhaps 5 or 7.5 thousand characters, so the purpose of this debate is to just get a sense of what the context will be. If this debate turns out to be interesting, then I'll definitely make a longer one.

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So should public companies be the majority of the space sector? Even over private companies?

Note: Dominant doesn't mean like total and utter domination, it just means a majority.

Round 1
Pro
Hello and thanks for accepting this debate. I hope it to be a fun one. Let's get started!

Should - With a political, economic, and social benefit\

So should public companies still continue to significantly outperform private companies, or should private companies get the advantage?

Arguments


  • Why private companies should not dominate the space sector
What the the main goal of a private company. All private companies share this.

Money.

They want to make money, and lots of it. That is my point for this round.

When public spacecraft ends, and private craft take over, they will want to make a profit. That means charging us for everything. Imagine paying every time you use GPS, or every time you check the weather!

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"Siri, what's the weather like?"

"Sorry Squid, but you haven't made your weather payment yet."

"But I gave you ten bucks yesterday!"

"Sorry Squid, but the payment is daily."

Squid: Drowns
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Well, maybe not like that, but you get the idea.


  • Why public companies should dominate the space sector
Mark Rober (former NASA scientist and youtuber) once said something like this:

There's just no incentive of a private company to invest in global soil detection technologies, and make it free to anyone who need it
NASA has around 20 satellites in space right now, and all of them provide crucial data to how our planet's doing. Farm monitoring, weather predictions, and more. And they're all free! They can and have saved up to $60 billion per disaster, and again, for free!

SpaceX will never do that.


Conclusion

Well, that about just wraps it up for this round!

In the next round, I will be clashing and cementing my arguments.

I await my opponents response, and good luck!

Thank you.
Con
Forfeited
Round 2
Pro
Extend last text.
Con
Forfeited