Structure tips

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Perhaps you can roughly use the following structure to guide your topic:

  1. Describe technique/technology, wherever appropriate, especially with details on the technical mode of operation (literature references)
  2. Present or contrast problems and opportunities (literature references and your own perceptions), on the basis of facts that already exist at present and expected
  3. Consequences (current and expected future) or future developments 
    - list
    - assess (how realistic, how probable?)
    - evaluate, classify, if necessary compare literature, compare evaluations in literature
  4. Own overall assessment

This structuring is of course not obligatory. Points 2 and 3 may overlap, depending on the topic.<x-cl> etwas.</x-cl>

Re 2: In order to present the problems and opportunities or to be able to understand the problem at all, the essential technical details (mode of operation, structure, technical background) must normally be presented in quite some detail (in particular also be understood by the presenter). This also makes it clear that no superficial treatise or unspecific list of literature is sufficient for point 1.

Re 3: For the assessment of the consequences, an analysis of the (or statement on) development possibilities or a future projection is necessary. This is about medium-term and (very) long-term potentials. If possible, with literature evidence, but also as own view (or fantasy).

Example 1

Fitness apps with addictive potential could in the long run lead to total recording of all bodily functions and, with network access, to complete health transparency with implications for legislation (health insurance option) or compulsion to behave in a certain way... but also to a considerably better predictability and thus preventability of acute disease risks (spread of infection, long-term data for causes of disease, etc.).

Example 2

3D printers are still "toys" to some extent today, but artificial bones are already being printed, and in the long run, one could imagine functional organs being printed and any kind of medium-sized item no longer needing to be made by companies. Maybe this is the next industrial revolution, which (instead of robotizing factories) will make the need to work every day obsolete?