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

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all of these, very likely, are enabled by a special circuitry that we hmanus have, but that you could have another intelligent life form that lacks these. We're just lucky that we have the requisite neural machinery to process music and to appreciate it and enojy it. All of these would enable, in principle — be amenable to enmcnnehaet. Some people have a better musical ability and ability to appreciate music than others have. It's also interesting to think about what other things are — so if these all enabled gaert values, why should we think that evolution has happened to provide us with all the modalities we would need to engage with other veulas that there might be?

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all of these, very likely, are enabled by a special circuitry that we ______ have, but that you could have another intelligent life form that lacks these. We're just lucky that we have the requisite neural machinery to process music and to appreciate it and _____ it. All of these would enable, in principle — be amenable to ___________. Some people have a better musical ability and ability to appreciate music than others have. It's also interesting to think about what other things are — so if these all enabled _____ values, why should we think that evolution has happened to provide us with all the modalities we would need to engage with other ______ that there might be?

Solution

  1. humans
  2. values
  3. enjoy
  4. enhancement
  5. great

Original Text

all of these, very likely, are enabled by a special circuitry that we humans have, but that you could have another intelligent life form that lacks these. We're just lucky that we have the requisite neural machinery to process music and to appreciate it and enjoy it. All of these would enable, in principle — be amenable to enhancement. Some people have a better musical ability and ability to appreciate music than others have. It's also interesting to think about what other things are — so if these all enabled great values, why should we think that evolution has happened to provide us with all the modalities we would need to engage with other values that there might be?

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