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The Singularity is Near, by StudySync

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Subjects: Language Arts, Social Studies

Player Mode: Single

Grade: High

User Access: Student, Teacher

Description

Ray Kurzweil argues that in the next few decades humanity will reach a breakthrough point in technology, the point when machine intelligence surpasses human intelligence: the Singularity. In this excerpt from the opening pages of Chapter One, Kurzweil introduces the basic concepts of The Singularity and the theory of accelerating returns.

This app provides a robust multimedia lesson centered on The Singularity is Near (Ray Kurzweil, 2005). Using this app, students can read an excerpt from the novel, view a video lesson modeling a student discussion of the text, and write a thoughtful response based on a writing prompt. Teachers may also allow students to participate in a peer review of their writing, with an accompanying rubric.

High School

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