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From the Ted Talk "John Hockenberry: We are all designers"

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_____ we don't confront the chaos of nature. Today it is the chaos of humanity's impact on the Earth itself that we confront. This young discipline called design, I think, is in fact the emerging ethos ___________ and then answering a very new question: What shall we do now in the face of the chaos that we have created? What shall we do? How shall we inscribe intent on all the _______ we ______, on all the circumstances we create, on all the ______ we ______? The consequences of a planet with 7 billion people and counting. That's the tune we're all covering today, all of us. And we can't just imitate the past. No. That won't do. That won't do at all.

Solution

  1. places
  2. create
  3. objects
  4. change
  5. formulating
  6. today

Original Text

Today we don't confront the chaos of nature. Today it is the chaos of humanity's impact on the Earth itself that we confront. This young discipline called design, I think, is in fact the emerging ethos formulating and then answering a very new question: What shall we do now in the face of the chaos that we have created? What shall we do? How shall we inscribe intent on all the objects we create, on all the circumstances we create, on all the places we change? The consequences of a planet with 7 billion people and counting. That's the tune we're all covering today, all of us. And we can't just imitate the past. No. That won't do. That won't do at all.

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
bad design 4
poorly designed 3
flashy wheels 3
birth control 3

Important Words

  1. answering
  2. billion
  3. called
  4. change
  5. chaos
  6. circumstances
  7. confront
  8. consequences
  9. counting
  10. covering
  11. create
  12. created
  13. design
  14. discipline
  15. earth
  16. emerging
  17. ethos
  18. face
  19. fact
  20. formulating
  21. imitate
  22. impact
  23. inscribe
  24. intent
  25. nature
  26. objects
  27. people
  28. places
  29. planet
  30. today
  31. tune
  32. young