Will Singularity Happen Before 2047 Essay


One way to gain some insight into the future of computers and technology is to study some of the work of leading researchers and practitioners – the movers and shakers. You are undoubtedly familiar with Bill Gates (Microsoft®) and Steve Jobs (Apple®) and the ongoing contributions their companies are making. There are many other entrepreneurs and visionaries who are changing our world.

For this week’s discussion, you will review and study Ray Kurzweil’s ideas and then form some opinions of your own. Watch the following video and then complete the assigned activity in the Instructions section.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8Y1TkaEkHsRay Kurzweil and the Singularity – Lew Keilar (3:00)

Learn more information about Kurzweil at BigThink.com.

Write a detailed question about Singularity and then research and share your answer using your words. Include the link(s) to your references.

  • Going forward you must post your initial response ahead of seeing replies.
  • Your initial reply should be 2-3 paragraphs in length (about 250-300 words).
  • Read your classmates’ replies and expand on the ideas of at least two of their posts.
  • Feel free to challenge ideas if you disagree.
  • Post your initial reply and responses in the rich content editor.
  • Use the attachment tool when providing documentation that supports your reply in the rich content editor.


For this written activity part 2, explore one of the software applications below that you have not used before, and envision how it would work for you in your school, work, home, and/or social digital environment. Install the tool, if needed, and spend at least 20 minutes learning about it and creating content.

Asana® (Links to an external site.) is a web and mobile application designed to help people and teams track their work. Sign up for a free account and reflect on how this can help you be more organized. Be sure to review the Quick Start (Links to an external site.) guide.

OneNote® (Links to an external site.) – This is a go-to notebook. According to the Microsoft® website, “You can use OneNote at home, at school, and at work for recipe collections, class notes, projects and more. You can take notes anywhere on the page. Add text, to-dos, pictures, files, and audio recordings.” View this video on how to get super organized using Microsoft OneNote.

Snagit® (Links to an external site.) (15-day trial) or Greenshot® (Links to an external site.) (free) – Tools for capturing all or part of a computer screen, graphic, or print. Use it for PowerPoint presentations and other projects that need enhancement. You can create screen captures, add arrows, text, highlighting, customize edges and so much more.

Create and submit the following two deliverables:

  1. In a document, compose a brief essay consisting of three paragraphs (250-300 words) that details your experience with the selected application in essay format with an introductory paragraph, body, and conclusion.
    • Formatting requirements: Use double line spacing, 1″ margins, indent the first line of each new paragraph by .5″, include your essay title at the top with center alignment.
    • To see the formatting, refer to this Example Essay.
    • For help formatting, refer to Word Help Center. (Links to an external site.)
  2. Include two to three (2-3) screen captures in the document to show examples and progression of what you have created or done with the software.

If you refer to ideas on a website, be sure to include the link to the source. If this is not an electronic source with a link, then list as much information as possible.

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