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From the Ted Talk by Aubrey de Grey: A roadmap to end aging

Unscramble the Blue Letters

I say that's nsonesne. I say we absolutely are irresponsible if we stay silent on this. We need to give our best guess as to the time frame, in order to give poelpe a sense of proportion so that they can assess their priorities. So, I say that we have a 50/50 chance of reaching this RHR milestone, robust huamn rejuvenation, within 15 yreas from the point that we get to robust mouse rutneoejaivn. 15 years from the rubsot mouse. The public's perception will probably be somewhat better than that. The plbuic tends to underestimate how difficult scientific things are. So they'll probably think it's five years away. They'll be wrong, but that actually won't matter too much. And finally, of course, I think it's fair to say that a large part of the reason why the public is so ambivalent about aging now is the global trance I spoke about earlier, the coping strteagy. That will be history at this point, because it will no longer be possible to believe that aging is itbnealvie in humans, since it's been postponed so very effectively in mice. So we're likely to end up with a very strong change in people's attitudes, and of course that has eoronmus implications.

Open Cloze

I say that's ________. I say we absolutely are irresponsible if we stay silent on this. We need to give our best guess as to the time frame, in order to give ______ a sense of proportion so that they can assess their priorities. So, I say that we have a 50/50 chance of reaching this RHR milestone, robust _____ rejuvenation, within 15 _____ from the point that we get to robust mouse ____________. 15 years from the ______ mouse. The public's perception will probably be somewhat better than that. The ______ tends to underestimate how difficult scientific things are. So they'll probably think it's five years away. They'll be wrong, but that actually won't matter too much. And finally, of course, I think it's fair to say that a large part of the reason why the public is so ambivalent about aging now is the global trance I spoke about earlier, the coping ________. That will be history at this point, because it will no longer be possible to believe that aging is __________ in humans, since it's been postponed so very effectively in mice. So we're likely to end up with a very strong change in people's attitudes, and of course that has ________ implications.

Solution

  1. nonsense
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  3. strategy
  4. human
  5. public
  6. people
  7. enormous
  8. rejuvenation
  9. robust
  10. years

Original Text

I say that's nonsense. I say we absolutely are irresponsible if we stay silent on this. We need to give our best guess as to the time frame, in order to give people a sense of proportion so that they can assess their priorities. So, I say that we have a 50/50 chance of reaching this RHR milestone, robust human rejuvenation, within 15 years from the point that we get to robust mouse rejuvenation. 15 years from the robust mouse. The public's perception will probably be somewhat better than that. The public tends to underestimate how difficult scientific things are. So they'll probably think it's five years away. They'll be wrong, but that actually won't matter too much. And finally, of course, I think it's fair to say that a large part of the reason why the public is so ambivalent about aging now is the global trance I spoke about earlier, the coping strategy. That will be history at this point, because it will no longer be possible to believe that aging is inevitable in humans, since it's been postponed so very effectively in mice. So we're likely to end up with a very strong change in people's attitudes, and of course that has enormous implications.

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