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From the Ted Talk "Kevin Kelly: Technology's epic story"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

And so, what technology gives us over the long term — over this rsot of extended evolution from the beginning of time, through the invention of the ltnaps and animals, and the oenvotlui of life, the evolution of brains — what that is constantly giving us is increasing differences: It's increasing diversity, it's snnciirgea options, it's increasing choices, pneptiiutrsoo, possibilities and freedoms. That's what we get from technology all the time. That's why people leave gsllveia and go into sitice — because they are always gravitating towards increased choices and possibilities. And we are aware of the price; we pay a price for that, but we're aware of it, and generally, we will pay the price for increased freedoms, choices and opportunities.

Open Cloze

And so, what technology gives us over the long term — over this ____ of extended evolution from the beginning of time, through the invention of the ______ and animals, and the _________ of life, the evolution of brains — what that is constantly giving us is increasing differences: It's increasing diversity, it's __________ options, it's increasing choices, _____________, possibilities and freedoms. That's what we get from technology all the time. That's why people leave ________ and go into ______ — because they are always gravitating towards increased choices and possibilities. And we are aware of the price; we pay a price for that, but we're aware of it, and generally, we will pay the price for increased freedoms, choices and opportunities.

Solution

  1. plants
  2. sort
  3. evolution
  4. cities
  5. villages
  6. opportunities
  7. increasing

Original Text

And so, what technology gives us over the long term — over this sort of extended evolution from the beginning of time, through the invention of the plants and animals, and the evolution of life, the evolution of brains — what that is constantly giving us is increasing differences: It's increasing diversity, it's increasing options, it's increasing choices, opportunities, possibilities and freedoms. That's what we get from technology all the time. That's why people leave villages and go into cities — because they are always gravitating towards increased choices and possibilities. And we are aware of the price; we pay a price for that, but we're aware of it, and generally, we will pay the price for increased freedoms, choices and opportunities.

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Important Words

  1. animals
  2. aware
  3. beginning
  4. brains
  5. choices
  6. cities
  7. constantly
  8. diversity
  9. evolution
  10. extended
  11. freedoms
  12. generally
  13. giving
  14. gravitating
  15. increased
  16. increasing
  17. invention
  18. leave
  19. life
  20. long
  21. opportunities
  22. options
  23. pay
  24. people
  25. plants
  26. possibilities
  27. price
  28. sort
  29. technology
  30. term
  31. time
  32. villages