Rhetorical Analysis Of No Longer A Dream Silicon Valley Takes On The Flying Car

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Lumin Abdur-Rashid
Rhetorical Analysis

The article “No Longer a Dream: Silicon Valley Takes On the Flying Car” written by John Markoff. The technology industry is constantly creating new things. An aerospace engineer, has piloted a flying car (Kitty Hawk Flyer) above a lake about 100 miles north of San Francisco. There are many positives and negatives to having the Kitty Hawk Flyer available in society. Markoff uses visuals to appeal to the reader, such that can catch the reader's attention to what is new in the world. He uses logos to show the reader the logic behind what these flying cars can do for society. Such that could create possible dangers, like it's open seating, room for only one person, and an battery powered propeller that
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Such as Tesla, Nissan, and BMW. When hearing there are flying cars, it is possible to think of the average car that basically hovers. Although, they don’t look like the average car. “Kitty Hawk flying car, if you insist on calling it a “car”, looked like something Luke Skywalker would have built out of spare parts” (Markoff) The flying car (Kitty Hawk) looks like a spaceship that you have only seen in movies. It has an open seating, room for only one person, and many other features. Markoff uses images and little clips to help show the possible future of cars. The video consists of the Kitty Hawk Flyer, flying over 100 miles of open water. Using these images is a way of convincing the reader, that these cars are …show more content…
The Kitty Hawk, that is powered by battery, doesn’t look like the average car, and air control is nowhere near ready. The National Aeronautics (NA) and the Space Administration (SA) have been experiencing for a couple of years the development in air traffic that is for all air vehicles. The battery is a huge problem, because it can't handle more than 30-50 miles in a commute. There are other things that seem promising, like a electric propeller although the technology hasn't been prepared yet. MIssy Cummings, a director for the Human and Autonomy Laboratory at Duke University is currently researching at NASA for personal air transportation. (Markoff) SHe has some doubts herself, she says “How is this going to work? I don’t want to be a Debbie Downer, but we can’t even take our cellphones on airplanes today because of fears about battery fires” (Markoff) Cummings is referring to the latest problem with certain phones, like the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. The phone has a recurring problem with blowing up due to an overuse battery. The phone, has a tendency to blow up in pockets, hands, and in front of the face. The power of the vehicle is the most important thing at the moment. There is no need to have a battery potentially cause a fire while someone is flying the vehicle. Besides, the battery being one of many issue’s another is the issue of the shoulder of the road. John Leonard, who is a mechanical engineer at the

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