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From the Ted Talk "Will MacAskill: What are the most important moral problems of our time?"

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Open Cloze

There's not much going on, is there. For the vast majority of human history, ______ much everyone lived on the equivalent of one dollar per day, and not much _______. But then, something extraordinary happened: the Scientific and Industrial Revolutions. And the _________ flat graph you just saw transforms into this. What this graph means is that, in terms of power to change the world, we ____ in an unprecedented time in human history, and I believe our _______ understanding hasn't yet ______ up with this ____. The Scientific and Industrial Revolutions transformed both our understanding of the world and our ability to alter it. What we need is an ethical revolution so that we can work out how do we use this tremendous bounty of resources to improve the world.

Solution

  1. ethical
  2. caught
  3. changed
  4. live
  5. basically
  6. pretty
  7. fact

Original Text

There's not much going on, is there. For the vast majority of human history, pretty much everyone lived on the equivalent of one dollar per day, and not much changed. But then, something extraordinary happened: the Scientific and Industrial Revolutions. And the basically flat graph you just saw transforms into this. What this graph means is that, in terms of power to change the world, we live in an unprecedented time in human history, and I believe our ethical understanding hasn't yet caught up with this fact. The Scientific and Industrial Revolutions transformed both our understanding of the world and our ability to alter it. What we need is an ethical revolution so that we can work out how do we use this tremendous bounty of resources to improve the world.

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human race 5
political engagement 3
million years 3
effective altruism 3

Important Words

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