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"From the Ted Talk by Daniel Susskind: 3 myths about the future of work (and why they're not true)"

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But technological prosegrs doesn't just complement human binegs directly. It also complements them indirectly, and it does this in two ways. The first is if we think of the economy as a pie, technological progress makes the pie bigger. As productivity increases, incomes rise and demand gwros. The British pie, for instance, is more than a hundred times the size it was 300 years ago. And so ppeole dipcseald from tasks in the old pie could find tasks to do in the new pie instead. But technological progress doesn't just make the pie bigger. It also changes the irgeedtnins in the pie. As time passes, people spend their income in different ways, changing how they spread it across einxtsig goods, and developing tastes for entirely new goods, too. New iisrdenuts are creaetd, new tasks have to be done and that means often new roles have to be filled. So again, the British pie: 300 years ago, most people worked on farms, 150 years ago, in factories, and today, most people work in ofiecfs. And once again, people displaced from takss in the old bit of pie could tmbule into tasks in the new bit of pie instead.

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But technological ________ doesn't just complement human ______ directly. It also complements them indirectly, and it does this in two ways. The first is if we think of the economy as a pie, technological progress makes the pie bigger. As productivity increases, incomes rise and demand _____. The British pie, for instance, is more than a hundred times the size it was 300 years ago. And so ______ _________ from tasks in the old pie could find tasks to do in the new pie instead. But technological progress doesn't just make the pie bigger. It also changes the ___________ in the pie. As time passes, people spend their income in different ways, changing how they spread it across ________ goods, and developing tastes for entirely new goods, too. New __________ are _______, new tasks have to be done and that means often new roles have to be filled. So again, the British pie: 300 years ago, most people worked on farms, 150 years ago, in factories, and today, most people work in _______. And once again, people displaced from _____ in the old bit of pie could ______ into tasks in the new bit of pie instead.

Solution

  1. tasks
  2. progress
  3. ingredients
  4. offices
  5. people
  6. created
  7. industries
  8. displaced
  9. beings
  10. existing
  11. tumble
  12. grows

Original Text

But technological progress doesn't just complement human beings directly. It also complements them indirectly, and it does this in two ways. The first is if we think of the economy as a pie, technological progress makes the pie bigger. As productivity increases, incomes rise and demand grows. The British pie, for instance, is more than a hundred times the size it was 300 years ago. And so people displaced from tasks in the old pie could find tasks to do in the new pie instead. But technological progress doesn't just make the pie bigger. It also changes the ingredients in the pie. As time passes, people spend their income in different ways, changing how they spread it across existing goods, and developing tastes for entirely new goods, too. New industries are created, new tasks have to be done and that means often new roles have to be filled. So again, the British pie: 300 years ago, most people worked on farms, 150 years ago, in factories, and today, most people work in offices. And once again, people displaced from tasks in the old bit of pie could tumble into tasks in the new bit of pie instead.

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medical diagnosis 3
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