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Maya Zane Professor haendiges English 2010-30 13 February, 2020 Online the Enemy? Clive Tompson in his article, Smarter than you think: How technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better, opens up a discussion on the pros and cons of technology such as the internet and/or being simply human. Computers in a chess game can calculate up to seven moves ahead while mathematically considering the best probabilities of a game, a professional chess typically only can see, “one, the best one”(Tompson 442). By reading body language the professional can calculate how their opponent leans. Humans are physically incapable of calculating ahead like a computer and computers are incapable of reading people according to their body language like a human. This is why Tompson argues that together is the best combination. Tompson states, “All of which brings us back to our original question here: Which is smarter at chess--humans or computers? Neither. It is the two together, working side by side,”(Tompson 445). The article concludes on this unlikely alliance and why it will continue to

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