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From the Ted Talk "Chuck Nice: A funny look at the unintended consequences of technology"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

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Future tech always comes with two things: promise and unintended ____________. And it's those consequences that I want to explore. And before we get to how future tech may affect us, I'd like to spend a little ____ exploring the unintended consequences of some of our recent tech, namely, social media. ______ media, a few short years ago, was the tech of future you. Now it just is you. Social media was supposed to bring us together in ____ we could never imagine. And the __________ were correct. These three girls are talking to one another without the awkward discomfort of eye contact.

Solution

  1. ways
  2. time
  3. predictors
  4. consequences
  5. social

Original Text

Future tech always comes with two things: promise and unintended consequences. And it's those consequences that I want to explore. And before we get to how future tech may affect us, I'd like to spend a little time exploring the unintended consequences of some of our recent tech, namely, social media. Social media, a few short years ago, was the tech of future you. Now it just is you. Social media was supposed to bring us together in ways we could never imagine. And the predictors were correct. These three girls are talking to one another without the awkward discomfort of eye contact.

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driverless cars 3

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