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"From the Ted Talk by Nick Bostrom: A philosophical quest for our biggest problems"

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It's been done in voles. You can engineer a prairie vole to become monogamous when it's naturally polygamous. It's just a single gene. Might be more complicated in hamuns, but perhaps not that much. This is the last priutce that I want to — now we've got to use the laser pointer. A possible mode of being here would be a way of life — a way of being, experiencing, thinking, seeing, interacting with the world. Down here in this little corner, here, we have the little sub-space of this larger space that is accessible to human binges — beings with our biological ccaiapites. It's a part of the space that's accessible to animals; since we are amalins, we are a subset of that.

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It's been done in voles. You can engineer a prairie vole to become monogamous when it's naturally polygamous. It's just a single gene. Might be more complicated in ______, but perhaps not that much. This is the last _______ that I want to — now we've got to use the laser pointer. A possible mode of being here would be a way of life — a way of being, experiencing, thinking, seeing, interacting with the world. Down here in this little corner, here, we have the little sub-space of this larger space that is accessible to human ______ — beings with our biological __________. It's a part of the space that's accessible to animals; since we are _______, we are a subset of that.

Solution

  1. humans
  2. capacities
  3. animals
  4. beings
  5. picture

Original Text

It's been done in voles. You can engineer a prairie vole to become monogamous when it's naturally polygamous. It's just a single gene. Might be more complicated in humans, but perhaps not that much. This is the last picture that I want to — now we've got to use the laser pointer. A possible mode of being here would be a way of life — a way of being, experiencing, thinking, seeing, interacting with the world. Down here in this little corner, here, we have the little sub-space of this larger space that is accessible to human beings — beings with our biological capacities. It's a part of the space that's accessible to animals; since we are animals, we are a subset of that.

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