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From the Ted Talk "Sherry Turkle: Connected, but alone?"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

The best way to describe it is, I share therefore I am. We use technology to define ourselves by sharing our thoughts and enfglsie even as we're having them. So before it was: I have a feeling, I want to make a call. Now it's: I want to have a feeling, I need to send a text. The problem with this new regime of "I share therefore I am" is that, if we don't have connection, we don't feel like ourselves. We almost don't leef ourselves. So what do we do? We connect more and more. But in the process, we set ourselves up to be iseatold.

Open Cloze

The best way to describe it is, I share therefore I am. We use technology to define ourselves by sharing our thoughts and ________ even as we're having them. So before it was: I have a feeling, I want to make a call. Now it's: I want to have a feeling, I need to send a text. The problem with this new regime of "I share therefore I am" is that, if we don't have connection, we don't feel like ourselves. We almost don't ____ ourselves. So what do we do? We connect more and more. But in the process, we set ourselves up to be ________.

Solution

  1. feel
  2. isolated
  3. feelings

Original Text

The best way to describe it is, I share therefore I am. We use technology to define ourselves by sharing our thoughts and feelings even as we're having them. So before it was: I have a feeling, I want to make a call. Now it's: I want to have a feeling, I need to send a text. The problem with this new regime of "I share therefore I am" is that, if we don't have connection, we don't feel like ourselves. We almost don't feel ourselves. So what do we do? We connect more and more. But in the process, we set ourselves up to be isolated.

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
sociable robots 3

Important Words

  1. call
  2. connect
  3. connection
  4. define
  5. describe
  6. feel
  7. feeling
  8. feelings
  9. isolated
  10. problem
  11. process
  12. regime
  13. send
  14. set
  15. share
  16. sharing
  17. technology
  18. text
  19. thoughts