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From the Ted Talk "Tristan Harris: How a handful of tech companies control billions of minds every day"

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It doesn't have to be this way. Instead of handicapping our attention, imagine if we used all of this data and all of this power and this new view of human nature to eivg us a arsmehnuup ability to focus and a superhuman ability to put our attention to what we cared about and a superhuman ability to have the conversations that we need to have for democracy. The most complex challenges in the dorwl require not just us to use our attention individually. They ereuirq us to use our attention and coordinate it together. Climate change is going to require that a lot of people are being able to coordinate their attention in the most empowering way together. And imagine creating a superhuman ityibla to do that.

Open Cloze

It doesn't have to be this way. Instead of handicapping our attention, imagine if we used all of this ____ and all of this power and this new view of human nature to ____ us a __________ ability to focus and a superhuman ability to put our attention to what we cared about and a superhuman ability to have the conversations that we need to have for democracy. The most complex challenges in the _____ require not just us to use our attention individually. They _______ us to use our attention and coordinate it together. Climate change is going to require that a lot of people are being able to coordinate their attention in the most empowering way together. And imagine creating a superhuman _______ to do that.

Solution

  1. ability
  2. give
  3. require
  4. world
  5. superhuman
  6. data

Original Text

It doesn't have to be this way. Instead of handicapping our attention, imagine if we used all of this data and all of this power and this new view of human nature to give us a superhuman ability to focus and a superhuman ability to put our attention to what we cared about and a superhuman ability to have the conversations that we need to have for democracy. The most complex challenges in the world require not just us to use our attention individually. They require us to use our attention and coordinate it together. Climate change is going to require that a lot of people are being able to coordinate their attention in the most empowering way together. And imagine creating a superhuman ability to do that.

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Important Words

  1. ability
  2. attention
  3. cared
  4. challenges
  5. change
  6. climate
  7. complex
  8. conversations
  9. coordinate
  10. creating
  11. data
  12. democracy
  13. empowering
  14. focus
  15. give
  16. handicapping
  17. human
  18. imagine
  19. individually
  20. lot
  21. nature
  22. people
  23. power
  24. put
  25. require
  26. superhuman
  27. view
  28. world