Misc. Topics Sample 42

Essay Prompt

You've just reached your one millionth hit on your YouTube video. What is the video about? (150-250 words)

Sample Essay

First off, I should admit that I spend way too much time on YouTube. But, as I always explain to my parents, I watch only the educational channels on YouTube (okay, mostly the educational channels). One of my favorite channels is The Slow Mo Guys. They use ultra advanced technical cameras to film experiments in super slow motion. I’m talking hundreds-of-thousands-of-frames-per-second slow. They get millions of views on every video, partly because they are funny guys and partly because they both know a lot about science and how the universe works.

So if I made a video on YouTube, I would want it to be as entertaining and informative as one of the Slow Mo guys videos. I imagine that it would be a video introducing the world to my personal robot assistant, an AI as intelligent as J.A.R.V.I.S., Tony Stark’s (a.k.a. Iron Man) personal robot assistant. Of course, my AI would go well beyond J.A.R.V.I.S. in its capabilities, especially when it comes to collaborating with humans. In fact, my video would be interactive and each viewer would have the pleasure of joking around with my AI (my AI would not only be able to poke fun at me, its creator and boss, but also at any viewer). Beyond making my AI wildly popular, I hope my video would reduce people’s fear of computers being “too human” and encourage them to see computers as the amazing gateway to the future that they are.

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