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From the Ted Talk "Daniel Goldstein: The battle between your present and future self"

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Your _________ today are going to determine its well-being. And that's something that's easy to forget. This use of virtual _______ is not just ____ for ______ people look older. There are programs you can get to see how people might look if they smoke, if they get too much ________ to the sun, if they ____ weight and so on. And what's good is, unlike in the experiments that Hal and myself ran with Russ Smith, you don't have to program these by yourself in order to see the virtual reality. There are applications you can get on smartphones for just a few dollars that do the same thing. This is actually a picture of Hal, my coauthor. You might _________ him from the previous demos. And just for kicks we ran his _______ through the balding, aging and weight gain software to see how he would look. Hal is here, so I think we owe it to him as well as yourself to disabuse you of that last image. And I'll close it there.

Solution

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  2. good
  3. recognize
  4. reality
  5. gain
  6. making
  7. decisions
  8. exposure

Original Text

Your decisions today are going to determine its well-being. And that's something that's easy to forget. This use of virtual reality is not just good for making people look older. There are programs you can get to see how people might look if they smoke, if they get too much exposure to the sun, if they gain weight and so on. And what's good is, unlike in the experiments that Hal and myself ran with Russ Smith, you don't have to program these by yourself in order to see the virtual reality. There are applications you can get on smartphones for just a few dollars that do the same thing. This is actually a picture of Hal, my coauthor. You might recognize him from the previous demos. And just for kicks we ran his picture through the balding, aging and weight gain software to see how he would look. Hal is here, so I think we owe it to him as well as yourself to disabuse you of that last image. And I'll close it there.

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