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From the Ted Talk "Ben Cameron: Why the live arts matter"

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Frankly, it's a sector that many of us who work in the field worry is being endangered and possibly __________ by technology. While we initially heralded the Internet as the fantastic new marketing device that was going to _____ all our problems, we now realize that the Internet is, if anything, too effective in that regard. Depending on who you read, an arts organization or an artist, who tries to attract the attention of a potential single ticket _____, now competes with between three and 5,000 different marketing ________ a typical citizen sees every single day. We now know, in fact, that technology is our biggest competitor for _______ time. Five _____ ago, Gen ____ spent 20.7 hours online and TV, the majority on TV. Gen Yers _____ even more — 23.8 hours, the majority online. And now, a typical university-entering student arrives at _______ already having spent 20,000 hours ______ and an additional 10,000 _____ playing video _____ — a stark reminder that we operate in a cultural context where video games now outsell music and movie recordings ________.

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  2. dismantled
  3. xers
  4. messages
  5. spent
  6. leisure
  7. years
  8. solve
  9. games
  10. combined
  11. online
  12. buyer
  13. college

Original Text

Frankly, it's a sector that many of us who work in the field worry is being endangered and possibly dismantled by technology. While we initially heralded the Internet as the fantastic new marketing device that was going to solve all our problems, we now realize that the Internet is, if anything, too effective in that regard. Depending on who you read, an arts organization or an artist, who tries to attract the attention of a potential single ticket buyer, now competes with between three and 5,000 different marketing messages a typical citizen sees every single day. We now know, in fact, that technology is our biggest competitor for leisure time. Five years ago, Gen Xers spent 20.7 hours online and TV, the majority on TV. Gen Yers spent even more — 23.8 hours, the majority online. And now, a typical university-entering student arrives at college already having spent 20,000 hours online and an additional 10,000 hours playing video games — a stark reminder that we operate in a cultural context where video games now outsell music and movie recordings combined.

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