Kurzweil's Singularity Thesis Statement

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Ray Kurzweil develops a claim that sometime in the near future, “humans and machines will merge to the point where they will no longer be distinguished from one another, and where it will be difficult to identify what’s physical versus what’s virtual.” He also claims “the technological advances will eliminate illnesses that would normally cause death, giving people the opportunity to live as long as they please”. (Kurzweil) Kurzweil lays out his article by defining singularity, and what it means to him. He then provides his thesis statement and claims of how “the rapidness of technological advancements will lead to the merge of humans and machines, and how they will be not be easily distinguished from one another in the future”. He characterizes the word singularity, and breaks it down into three main anticipated revolutions that are likely to overlap, genetic, nanotechnology and robotics. He develops separate and labeled paragraphs providing facts, information and statistics on the three different revolutions, and how they pertain to the claims he’s made, making his claims more persuasive and credible. In the last two paragraphs, he brings a few questions to light regarding the various revolutions. He makes an analysis on which one might take place first, and trigger the others. (Kurzweil)…show more content…
He believes not only will the advancements increase, but at a more rapid pace. He makes these interpretations based on three anticipated revolutions. He believes his arguments would be persuasive because of the various examples, explanations and facts he provides regarding each of the revolutions, and how each of them will affect the world. He brings up credible statistics and information to prove and defend his main points and arguments, instead of making empty claims and

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