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From the Ted Talk "Amber Case: We are all cyborgs now"

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I would like to tell you all that you are all actually cyborgs, but not the groybsc that you think. You're not RoboCop, and you're not Terminator, but you're cyborgs every time you look at a computer screen or use one of your cell hpneo devices. So what's a good fiiiednont for cyborg? Well, traditional definition is "an organism to which exogenous components have been added for the purpose of adapting to new environments." That came from a 1960 paper on space travel, because, if you think about it, space is pretty awadwkr. olpepe aren't ueppssod to be there. But humans are curious, and they like to add things to their bodies so they can go to the Alps one day and then become a fish in the sea the next.

Open Cloze

I would like to tell you all that you are all actually cyborgs, but not the _______ that you think. You're not RoboCop, and you're not Terminator, but you're cyborgs every time you look at a computer screen or use one of your cell _____ devices. So what's a good __________ for cyborg? Well, traditional definition is "an organism to which exogenous components have been added for the purpose of adapting to new environments." That came from a 1960 paper on space travel, because, if you think about it, space is pretty _______. ______ aren't ________ to be there. But humans are curious, and they like to add things to their bodies so they can go to the Alps one day and then become a fish in the sea the next.

Solution

  1. definition
  2. awkward
  3. people
  4. cyborgs
  5. phone
  6. supposed

Original Text

I would like to tell you all that you are all actually cyborgs, but not the cyborgs that you think. You're not RoboCop, and you're not Terminator, but you're cyborgs every time you look at a computer screen or use one of your cell phone devices. So what's a good definition for cyborg? Well, traditional definition is "an organism to which exogenous components have been added for the purpose of adapting to new environments." That came from a 1960 paper on space travel, because, if you think about it, space is pretty awkward. People aren't supposed to be there. But humans are curious, and they like to add things to their bodies so they can go to the Alps one day and then become a fish in the sea the next.

Important Words

  1. adapting
  2. add
  3. added
  4. alps
  5. awkward
  6. bodies
  7. cell
  8. components
  9. computer
  10. curious
  11. cyborg
  12. cyborgs
  13. day
  14. definition
  15. devices
  16. environments
  17. exogenous
  18. fish
  19. good
  20. humans
  21. organism
  22. paper
  23. people
  24. phone
  25. pretty
  26. purpose
  27. robocop
  28. screen
  29. sea
  30. space
  31. supposed
  32. terminator
  33. time
  34. traditional
  35. travel