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Before I post this counterplan I just wanna say this is my first one I have written, and I have almost 0 experience with any counterplans. I'm looking for 

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maybe that list is pretty repetitive but yeah advice tips comments revisions is greatly appreciated thanks

SUPER AWESOME COUNTERPLAN

 

INTRODUCTION:

Even though quantum physics is still full of surprises, researchers are using some of its concepts to create new technologies that can be used to better the world. That "fasten your seatbelt" light on airplanes may soon be a thing of the past, thanks to quantum turbulence experiments conducted by researchers in Brazil [source: American Institute of Physics]. As we've discussed, quantum cryptography can safeguard data on computers, while quantum computing will help those computers run faster [source: University of California - Santa Barbara].

An aspect of quantum physics called entanglement -- the quantum interconnection of atoms separated by distance -- may help make solar energy more accessible [source: American Institute of Physics]. Scientists have also discovered that algae may use quantum mechanics to store energy in two places at once, perhaps setting an example for how we can use quantum principles even if we don't understand them [source: University of Toronto]. The field of medicine, both traditional and alternative, offers many possibilities for the use of quantum physics concepts, from the identification of cancer cells to promoting r.(DONT READ THIS All above is direct quote from from DISCOVERY.COM) In the scientific community breakthroughs are made by applying theoretical ideas to real world problems and making solutions out of these problems.When we apply the quantum mechanics to our real world problems we open up a vast new field of opportunities that will forever leave a mark to its impacts on humanity. New ideas towards, medicine, computation, and multiple dimensions can be explored by looking at our oceans. Not only will  problems currently going on in our world be solved but all problems can be solved  in our world with the Multi World Theory or MWT

PLAN

The US Federal Government should take 20% of all congressmen ($174,000) and senators ($223,500) salaries which equates to 27,394,500 $. This money will be used to start the federal agency QPRD Quantum Physics research development This process goes through Fiat. 40% of all resources be used towards MWT(Multi world theory)

 

Contention I : This research could help us gain more access to multiple dimensions which would ultimately end to all death and problems in the world

A: “In 1954, a young student at Princeton University named Hugh Everett  proposed a radical supposition that differed from the popular models of quantum mechanics. Everett did not believe that observation causes quantum matter to stop behaving in multiple forms Instead, he argued that observation of quantum matter creates a split in the universe. In other words, the universe makes copies of itself to account for all the possibilities and these duplicates will proceed independently. Every time a photon is measured, for instance, a scientist in one universe will analyze it in waveform and the same scientist in another universe will analyze it in particle form. Each of these universes offers a unique and independent reality that coexists with other parallel universes. If Everett’s Many-Worlds Theory (MWT) is true, it holds many ramifications that completely transform our perceptions on life. Any action that has more than one possible result produces a split in the universe. Thus, there are an infinite number of parallel universes and infinite copies of each person.”

Universetoday.com Jason Chu

B:

“some version of that person in a parallel universe – has done or will do everything”

“Moreover, the MWT implies that everybody is immortal. Old age will no longer be a surefire killer, as some alternate realities could be so scientifically and technologically advanced that they have developed an anti-aging medicine. If you do die in one world, another version of you in another world will survive.”

Universetoday.com Jason Chu

The study of Quantum Physics leads to more advancements towards MWT which can for example.

  1. stop the death of everyone in the world

  2. open up opportunities towards much more advanced technologies

  3. a world where the wrong decisions we have made does not exist

In laymans terms the MWT theory can help us find a world where there is no death, and no more problems through the idea that there are infinite possibilities for any choice we make. We have the opportunity to fund something that can end any possible problem ever encountered by the human race through the theory that every choice ever made exists in a different reality.

Contention II:Quantum Computing  used towards our problems will result in advancements in the fields of medicine, data computation, and encryption.

A:”quantum computing is “essentially harnessing and exploiting the amazing laws of quantum mechanics to process information.”” Quantum mechanics, in turn, encompasses the mechanics of the motion and interaction of subatomic particles.”A quantum computer is different from a traditional computer in the way that it processes information. A traditional computer uses strings of “bits,” which encode information in zeroes and ones. A quantum computer uses qubits, or quantum bits, units of a quantum system that encodes the zeroes and ones into two distinguishable quantum states. A qubit can represent a zero, a one, or both values simultaneously. But because qubits behave “quantumly,” it’s subject to quantum effects like superposition and entanglement.”Wallstreetcheatsheet.com Jess Bolluyt

 

B: “Cryptography is a tool that enables the secure transmission of a secret message between a sender and a recipient from any potential eavesdropper. Traditionally the sender is called Alice, the recipient Bob, and the eavesdropper Eve. Quantum cryptography is a particular form of cryptography that relies on the laws of quantum mechanics in order to ensure unconditional security. Traditional forms of cryptography, which are of everyday use, either rely on a public key that everybody can access or on a private key.” “Public key cryptography is widely used for example by banks to perform secure money transfer, or over the Internet for securing websites access. The security of public key cryptography relies on the difficulty to realise an efficient algorithm to “crack” the communication. However these protocols are not unconditionally secure because no mathematical theorem  forbids Eve to build a clever revolutionary algorithm, or a quantum computer, that will allow her to crack such codes.

On the other hand, private key cryptography can be unconditionally secure if encryption techniques such as the ‘one time pad’ are performed. The weakness of these techniques is that the key has to be securely transmitted by Alice to Bob, whilst at the same time they are using cryptography because they cannot rely on their classical transmission channels.Quantum cryptography elegantly solves this dilemma by enabling the unconditionally secure transmission of a random binary key between Alice and Bob, and hence is very often referenced as Quantum Key Distribution (QKD). Basically, the security of the transmission is ensured by the no-cloning theorem that forbids the perfect reproduction, or cloning, of a quantum system without disturbing it, therefore enabling you to detect the presence of a potential eavesdropper.

 

cqc2t.org Australian Government research council

 

C:Nuclear winter, but don’t count on that happening. In a 2009 paper for the International Commission on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament, cybersecurity analyst Jason Fritz described how computer hackers could trigger a nuclear war. Hackers would infiltrate the detection systems of a nuclear state, he wrote, and fool its military into believing a nuclear strike was already underway. Officials would have 15 minutes, at most, to decide whether the alarm was genuine and how to respond. The hackers could create confusion during that brief period by shutting down communications systems with a denial-of-service attack—an event that would mimic the electrical disruptions that might occur if a nuclear weapon were to detonate in the atmosphere above the country. Ultimately, the panicked leaders might order a counterstrike, leading to an all-out nuclear war. Most cybersecurity experts regard this scenario as exceedingly far-fetched, though. There are too many encryption points, and too much human involvement, in nuclear launch systems for this to happen.” slate.com Brian Palmer

 

 

D:”The human genome program is important because it uses information from DNA to develop new ways to treat, cure, or even prevent the thousands of diseases that afflict humankind.”

Serend.brynmawr.edu

Computers are responsible for the DNA searching, alignment, and sequence reassembly; their involvement has greatly improved genome identification results in terms of speed, efficiency, and accuracy.In the realm of database searching, computers take scanned data and use one of the specified algorithms to search the target database for the query sequence. This is not as simple as it sounds, and was vital to the sequencing of the genome. BLAST, FastA, and Smith-Waterman are all examples of such algorithms.”

cs.standford.edu

There were 2,515,458 deaths in 2010 from disease in the US alone

E: “Quantum computers use subtle physical behaviors of quantum mechanical systems for computing. Such computers may solve some problems, such as integer factoring, dramatically faster than conventional machines”

demonstrations.wolfram.com Tad Hogg

 

Quantum computation can lead to advancements in the research of cures for disease, advancements in our understanding of the human body,  and medicine . Aswell as stopping a potential nuclear war through a new innovative unbreakable encryption method to stop hackers from causing nuclear wars among other things.

 

F:Nuclear war can be prevented by this plan causing the huge impact of lives not ending

“On the morning of 6 August 1945 an American B-29 bomber, the 'Enola Gay', dropped the first atomic bomb used in warfare on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The bomb was dropped by parachute and exploded 580m (1,900ft) above the ground. Between 60,000 and 80,000 people were killed instantly.” bbc.co.uk

“A war using even a small percentage of the world's nuclear weapons threatens the lives of two billion people, a new report warns.”

"The prospect of a decade of widespread hunger and intense social and economic instability in the world’s largest country has immense implications for the entire global community, as does the possibility that the huge declines in Chinese wheat production will be matched by similar declines in other wheat producing countries," commondreams.org Andrea Germanos, and ippnw.org

Significance of whole plan:

Our plan would stop nuclear war in the long term and short term, help create cures, and advance our knowledge of the human body and the way we think of medicine thus helping with curing diseases by using quantum computation and preventing disease and alignments of the body. There have been 50,451,402 deaths as of november 16 2014(worldmeter.info) All of these deaths could have possibly been stopped with the MWT if our plan was implemented earlier. Our plan will lead to the end of all problems and deaths in the long term with the Multi World Theory. The AFF does not have a large enough impact compared to ours for we have any problem they could possibly be solving for solved by our plan. They are only taking resources from the federal government that could be used towards our research and thus hindering the prevention of all deaths in our world.

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Yeah the reason the funding is the way it is, is because with my thought process those officials are supposed to be doing whats best for the American people so whats better then ending all problems for them . So by that logic a salary cut is justified since they are doing the best thing for the American people. So the impacts are much greater then any dis ad since all problems would be gone 

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Your cp also takes 20% of congressmen and senators and sells them for funding. Calculative thought? Worst is politics link...

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Your cp also takes 20% of congressmen and senators and sells them for funding. Calculative thought? Worst is politics link... 

I had a judge once argue with me about where I would get my funding and he told me that something like taking money from politicians no judge would argue with. So i'm just running with that right now ,that if a politician is there for the best of the people then they should be happy to give up 20% of their salary to solve all problems in the world. 

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I had a judge once argue with me about where I would get my funding and he told me that something like taking money from politicians no judge would argue with. So i'm just running with that right now ,that if a politician is there for the best of the people then they should be happy to give up 20% of their salary to solve all problems in the world.

 

Sure, but your cp text takes the people, not their salaries

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Sure, but your cp text takes the people, not their salaries 

WOOPS! Didn't even see that thanks for catching that I forgot to add the word salary I fixed that now.

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MW exists or doesn't exist whether we study it or not, so your "solves death" argument is dumb. You also don't provide any reasons to favor MWI over other interpretations.

Quantum computing research is a potentially legitimate advantage counterplan. But most of your arguments here are low quality. Which affirmatives do you think this would be useful against? Where does CP competitiveness come from? (Did you forget that CP competitiveness is necessary?)

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As Chaos said, perm do both takes out the CP. Furthermore, there was no timeframe you've given for when you'll solve death so the aff could easily win that we'll all die before the research could be completed.

 

Furthermore, perm: do the aff will literally always beat this CP the way it's currently interpreted because the aff could just say

"Double bind: if they win that multiple worlds theory is true, then there's no reason we can't do the aff in this world because another world will do the research and solve the CP, and if they lose MWT then there's only the risk that you vote aff to prevent extinction."

 

Don't spec funding. 

 

My final recommendation is just to not use quantum physics in debate. Many have tried and I've yet to see anything remotely approaching a satisfactory argument--the field isn't suited to policy debate by and large. The vast majority of judges will think that it's not relevant or have a very high threshold for it, or just not get it and your time could be spent learning stronger arguments.

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So I ran this two times in a TFA tournament for fun so ill just give a quick description of how it went. The first round we went against a pretty good ice breakers aff so we ran this and a Russia disad. The main problem was that there was nothing in our cp text that said we needed to pass this before theirs. In my 2nr after seeing loss was inevitable I proclaimed that with this plan I would become god and they would only be taking resources from a god. We did not win. I had a few hours to work on the case so I added some things saying the aff was an inherent barrier for our plan due to them taking resources from the government. We ran this again with a few disads and ended up winning on the cp mainly because they didn't have enough time to argue the disads and the cp. So overall I learned when in doubt I can run this to waste about 4 minutes of the affs time  .

 

 

edit: if anyone has any cards about resources being taken away from the government they could link that'd be cool. I'm changing the actual funding of the plan so this could maybe work.

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So I ran this two times in a TFA tournament for fun so ill just give a quick description of how it went. The first round we went against a pretty good ice breakers aff so we ran this and a Russia disad. The main problem was that there was nothing in our cp text that said we needed to pass this before theirs. In my 2nr after seeing loss was inevitable I proclaimed that with this plan I would become god and they would only be taking resources from a god. We did not win. I had a few hours to work on the case so I added some things saying the aff was an inherent barrier for our plan due to them taking resources from the government. We ran this again with a few disads and ended up winning on the cp mainly because they didn't have enough time to argue the disads and the cp. So overall I learned when in doubt I can run this to waste about 4 minutes of the affs time  .

 

 

edit: if anyone has any cards about resources being taken away from the government they could link that'd be cool. I'm changing the actual funding of the plan so this could maybe work.

I lol'ed at this because it almost sounds as if you're planning on running a purposefully trolly cp at ANOTHER tournament

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