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From the Ted Talk "Aubrey de Grey: A roadmap to end aging"

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This is a very important point for me to get across. Because, you know, most people, when they hear that I predict that a lot of people alive today are going to live to 1,000 or more, they think that I'm saying that we're going to invent therapies in the next few decades that are so thoroughly eliminating ggain that those therapies will let us live to 1,000 or more. I'm not saying that at all. I'm saying that the rate of improvement of those therapies will be enough. They'll never be perfect, but we'll be able to fix the things that 200-year-olds die of, before we have any 200-year-olds. And the same for 300 and 400 and so on. I decided to give this a little name, which is "longevity eespca velocity." (Laughter) Well, it seems to get the ntiop across.

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This is a very important point for me to get across. Because, you know, most people, when they hear that I predict that a lot of people alive today are going to live to 1,000 or more, they think that I'm saying that we're going to invent therapies in the next few decades that are so thoroughly eliminating _____ that those therapies will let us live to 1,000 or more. I'm not saying that at all. I'm saying that the ____ of improvement of those therapies will be enough. They'll never be perfect, but we'll be able to fix the things that 200-year-olds die of, before we have any 200-year-olds. And the same for 300 and 400 and so on. I decided to give this a little name, which is "longevity ______ velocity." (Laughter) Well, it seems to get the _____ across.

Solution

  1. aging
  2. rate
  3. escape
  4. point

Original Text

This is a very important point for me to get across. Because, you know, most people, when they hear that I predict that a lot of people alive today are going to live to 1,000 or more, they think that I'm saying that we're going to invent therapies in the next few decades that are so thoroughly eliminating aging that those therapies will let us live to 1,000 or more. I'm not saying that at all. I'm saying that the rate of improvement of those therapies will be enough. They'll never be perfect, but we'll be able to fix the things that 200-year-olds die of, before we have any 200-year-olds. And the same for 300 and 400 and so on. I decided to give this a little name, which is "longevity escape velocity." (Laughter) Well, it seems to get the point across.

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Important Words

  1. aging
  2. alive
  3. decades
  4. decided
  5. die
  6. eliminating
  7. escape
  8. fix
  9. give
  10. hear
  11. important
  12. improvement
  13. invent
  14. laughter
  15. live
  16. lot
  17. people
  18. perfect
  19. point
  20. predict
  21. rate
  22. therapies
  23. today
  24. velocity