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From the Ted Talk "David Lee: Why jobs of the future won't feel like work"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

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Open Cloze

But first, I think it's important to recognize that we brought this problem on ourselves. And it's not just because, you know, we are the one ________ the robots. But even though most jobs left the factory _______ ago, we still hold on to this factory mindset of standardization and de-skilling. We still define jobs around procedural tasks and then pay people for the number of hours that they _______ these tasks. We've created narrow job definitions like cashier, loan processor or taxi driver and then asked ______ to form ______ careers around these ________ tasks.

Solution

  1. building
  2. entire
  3. singular
  4. perform
  5. people
  6. decades

Original Text

But first, I think it's important to recognize that we brought this problem on ourselves. And it's not just because, you know, we are the one building the robots. But even though most jobs left the factory decades ago, we still hold on to this factory mindset of standardization and de-skilling. We still define jobs around procedural tasks and then pay people for the number of hours that they perform these tasks. We've created narrow job definitions like cashier, loan processor or taxi driver and then asked people to form entire careers around these singular tasks.

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