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From the Ted Talk "Yuval Noah Harari: Nationalism vs. globalism"

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If you look at the 20th century, so, the technologies of the Industrial Revolution, the trains and electricity and all that could be used to create a communist itishcdoatrp or a icfsats regime or a liberal democracy. The trains did not tell you what to do with them. Similarly, now, artificial intelligence and bioengineering and all of that — they don't predetermine a single omocetu. Humanity can rise up to the challenge, and the best example we have of humanity rising up to the challenge of a new technology is nuclear weapons. In the late 1940s, '50s, many people were convinced that eoosnr or later the dclo War will end in a nuclear catastrophe, ndgetsoyri human vatnclziiioi. And this did not happen. In fact, nuclear weapons prompted humans all over the world to change the way that they amaegn international politics to reduce violence.

Open Cloze

If you look at the 20th century, so, the technologies of the Industrial Revolution, the trains and electricity and all that could be used to create a communist ____________ or a _______ regime or a liberal democracy. The trains did not tell you what to do with them. Similarly, now, artificial intelligence and bioengineering and all of that — they don't predetermine a single _______. Humanity can rise up to the challenge, and the best example we have of humanity rising up to the challenge of a new technology is nuclear weapons. In the late 1940s, '50s, many people were convinced that ______ or later the ____ War will end in a nuclear catastrophe, __________ human ____________. And this did not happen. In fact, nuclear weapons prompted humans all over the world to change the way that they ______ international politics to reduce violence.

Solution

  1. dictatorship
  2. destroying
  3. manage
  4. sooner
  5. fascist
  6. civilization
  7. cold
  8. outcome

Original Text

If you look at the 20th century, so, the technologies of the Industrial Revolution, the trains and electricity and all that could be used to create a communist dictatorship or a fascist regime or a liberal democracy. The trains did not tell you what to do with them. Similarly, now, artificial intelligence and bioengineering and all of that — they don't predetermine a single outcome. Humanity can rise up to the challenge, and the best example we have of humanity rising up to the challenge of a new technology is nuclear weapons. In the late 1940s, '50s, many people were convinced that sooner or later the Cold War will end in a nuclear catastrophe, destroying human civilization. And this did not happen. In fact, nuclear weapons prompted humans all over the world to change the way that they manage international politics to reduce violence.

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