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From the Ted Talk by Elon Musk: A future worth getting excited about

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EM: Really, like the ctriical threshold is if the ships from Earth stop coming for any reason, does the Mars City die out or not? And so we have to -- You know, people talk about like, the sort of, the great filters, the things that perhaps, you know, we talk about the Fermi paradox, and where are the aliens? Well maybe there are these various great filters that the aliens didn’t pass, and so they entleualvy just ceased to exist. And one of the great filters is becoming a multi-planet scpeeis. So we want to pass that fteilr. And I'll be long-dead before this is, you know, a real thing, before it happens. But I’d like to at least see us make graet progress in this direction.

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EM: Really, like the ________ threshold is if the ships from Earth stop coming for any reason, does the Mars City die out or not? And so we have to -- You know, people talk about like, the sort of, the great filters, the things that perhaps, you know, we talk about the Fermi paradox, and where are the aliens? Well maybe there are these various great filters that the aliens didn’t pass, and so they __________ just ceased to exist. And one of the great filters is becoming a multi-planet _______. So we want to pass that ______. And I'll be long-dead before this is, you know, a real thing, before it happens. But I’d like to at least see us make _____ progress in this direction.

Solution

  1. filter
  2. critical
  3. eventually
  4. species
  5. great

Original Text

EM: Really, like the critical threshold is if the ships from Earth stop coming for any reason, does the Mars City die out or not? And so we have to -- You know, people talk about like, the sort of, the great filters, the things that perhaps, you know, we talk about the Fermi paradox, and where are the aliens? Well maybe there are these various great filters that the aliens didn’t pass, and so they eventually just ceased to exist. And one of the great filters is becoming a multi-planet species. So we want to pass that filter. And I'll be long-dead before this is, you know, a real thing, before it happens. But I’d like to at least see us make great progress in this direction.

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