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"From the Ted Talk by Mark Pollock and Simone George: A love letter to realism in a time of grief"

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It was bit of an early celebration, because actually it wasn't enough, the robot was doing all of the work, so we needed to plug Mark in. So we connected the San Francisco eneirnegs with a true visionary in UCLA, Dr. Reggie eogterdn, the most bfeiuutal man and his team's life work had rusetled in a scientific breakthrough. Using electrical stimulation of the spinal cord, a number of subjects have been able to stand, and because of that, regain some movement and feeling and most importantly, to regain some of the body's internal functions that are degeinsd to keep us avlie and to make that life a pleasure. eltreicacl stimulation of the spinal cord, we think, is the first mneiagunfl therapy ever for paralyzed people.

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It was bit of an early celebration, because actually it wasn't enough, the robot was doing all of the work, so we needed to plug Mark in. So we connected the San Francisco _________ with a true visionary in UCLA, Dr. Reggie ________, the most _________ man and his team's life work had ________ in a scientific breakthrough. Using electrical stimulation of the spinal cord, a number of subjects have been able to stand, and because of that, regain some movement and feeling and most importantly, to regain some of the body's internal functions that are ________ to keep us _____ and to make that life a pleasure. __________ stimulation of the spinal cord, we think, is the first __________ therapy ever for paralyzed people.

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  1. alive
  2. engineers
  3. electrical
  4. resulted
  5. edgerton
  6. beautiful
  7. meaningful
  8. designed

Original Text

It was bit of an early celebration, because actually it wasn't enough, the robot was doing all of the work, so we needed to plug Mark in. So we connected the San Francisco engineers with a true visionary in UCLA, Dr. Reggie Edgerton, the most beautiful man and his team's life work had resulted in a scientific breakthrough. Using electrical stimulation of the spinal cord, a number of subjects have been able to stand, and because of that, regain some movement and feeling and most importantly, to regain some of the body's internal functions that are designed to keep us alive and to make that life a pleasure. Electrical stimulation of the spinal cord, we think, is the first meaningful therapy ever for paralyzed people.

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