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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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A picture that we see on our television screens, in books, in films, in everyday commentary is one where an army of robots dnedsecs on the workplace with one goal in mind: to dlpscaie hamun beings from their work. And I call this the Terminator myth. Yes, machines displace human beings from particular tasks, but they don't just substitute for human beings. They also complement them in other tasks, making that work more valuable and more iomrtpnat. Sometimes they cleommpnet human beings directly, making them more productive or more efficient at a particular task. So a taxi driver can use a snatav system to navigate on unfamiliar raods. An architect can use computer-assisted design software to design bigger, more complicated buildings.

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A picture that we see on our television screens, in books, in films, in everyday commentary is one where an army of robots ________ on the workplace with one goal in mind: to ________ _____ beings from their work. And I call this the Terminator myth. Yes, machines displace human beings from particular tasks, but they don't just substitute for human beings. They also complement them in other tasks, making that work more valuable and more _________. Sometimes they __________ human beings directly, making them more productive or more efficient at a particular task. So a taxi driver can use a ______ system to navigate on unfamiliar _____. An architect can use computer-assisted design software to design bigger, more complicated buildings.

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  1. complement
  2. descends
  3. displace
  4. important
  5. human
  6. roads
  7. satnav

Original Text

A picture that we see on our television screens, in books, in films, in everyday commentary is one where an army of robots descends on the workplace with one goal in mind: to displace human beings from their work. And I call this the Terminator myth. Yes, machines displace human beings from particular tasks, but they don't just substitute for human beings. They also complement them in other tasks, making that work more valuable and more important. Sometimes they complement human beings directly, making them more productive or more efficient at a particular task. So a taxi driver can use a satnav system to navigate on unfamiliar roads. An architect can use computer-assisted design software to design bigger, more complicated buildings.

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terminator myth 3
superiority myth 3
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medical diagnosis 3
displace human 3

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complement human beings 6
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