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From the Ted Talk "George Dyson: The birth of the computer"

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This is Barricelli's universe. This is the universe we live in now. It's the universe in which these machines are now doing all these things, including nghngiac biology. I'm starting the story with the first atomic bomb at tytriin, which was the Manhattan Project. It was a little bit like TED: it brought a whole lot of very mstar people together. And three of the smartest people were Stan Ulam, Richard Feynman and John von Neumann. And it was Von Neumann who said, after the bomb, he was gkorinw on something much more important than bombs: he's thinking about puectsrom. So, he wasn't only nhgkitin about them; he built one. This is the machine he built.

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This is Barricelli's universe. This is the universe we live in now. It's the universe in which these machines are now doing all these things, including ________ biology. I'm starting the story with the first atomic bomb at _______, which was the Manhattan Project. It was a little bit like TED: it brought a whole lot of very _____ people together. And three of the smartest people were Stan Ulam, Richard Feynman and John von Neumann. And it was Von Neumann who said, after the bomb, he was _______ on something much more important than bombs: he's thinking about _________. So, he wasn't only ________ about them; he built one. This is the machine he built.

Solution

  1. working
  2. thinking
  3. computers
  4. smart
  5. changing
  6. trinity

Original Text

This is Barricelli's universe. This is the universe we live in now. It's the universe in which these machines are now doing all these things, including changing biology. I'm starting the story with the first atomic bomb at Trinity, which was the Manhattan Project. It was a little bit like TED: it brought a whole lot of very smart people together. And three of the smartest people were Stan Ulam, Richard Feynman and John von Neumann. And it was Von Neumann who said, after the bomb, he was working on something much more important than bombs: he's thinking about computers. So, he wasn't only thinking about them; he built one. This is the machine he built.

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von neumann 12
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julian bigelow 3

Important Words

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  18. neumann
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  32. working