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Zenon1Tessia ZenonProfessor BennettEnglish 1302April 12, 2020Rhetorical Analysis of “Smarter Than You Think”SummaryIn his book “Smarter Than You Think,” Clive Thompson explains how technology and social media is changing the way people think. Thompsons state that tecnology changes are of great advantage since they bring in new styles of intelligence promoted by the resources offered by the technology. As a result, Thompson expalins three ways in which the technolgy has changed thinking. Technology promotes internal memory in that connection between things havebeen made easier thus encouraging new communication. The concept of “smarter than we think” is to discover to absorb the new technology as well as dealing with the power they offer to mankind. However, in his book, Thompson is explaining how technology can alter mental habit in relation to cognitive behavior, social science and degree of our cultural production. In his book ”Smarter Than You Think”, Thomson uses various rhetorical strategies such as pathos and metaphors. Additionally, he uses clear evidence such as expert analysis, statistics and historical examples. He uses all these to convince the readers on the usefulness of technology today. There is a competition between computers and humans in this context. At the end they collaborate making it clear that both the machines and human are equally smart. Furthermore, another experience uses the equipment to help amateurs defeat chess opponents to offer the new technology. Just like the new tools, the new technology can collect more data, and build more relationship. New tools such as computers help us become smarter.
Zenon2To explain the claim, Thompson makes use of evidence such as expert analysis using the experts in the field. He uses experts in the same area of his discussion. For example, chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov competes with the IBM’s Deep Blue supercomputer in six games (Thompson 342). For just one second, the machine could calculate 200 million positions thus winning over the grandmaster Kasparov when he gave up by saying “emptied completely”(