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From the Ted Talk by Vandana Singh: A sci-fi story of Earth's renewal

Unscramble the Blue Letters

A girl lies speilneg with electrodes attached to her body. A man and a waomn are looking at her through a one-way glass window from the next room.
“Waste of time and money,” says the man. “An itairltlee kid from a stone quarry? What could she possibly contribute to the project?”.
“Hardly a kid. She’s at least 16,” says the woman. “Come on, we’re making history. First ever experiment in collective dinmareg.”.
To her right is a screen that takes up an entire wall. The 311 participants in the expimerent are now all asleep. Her poeisd finger jabs the keyboard.

Open Cloze

A girl lies ________ with electrodes attached to her body. A man and a _____ are looking at her through a one-way glass window from the next room.
“Waste of time and money,” says the man. “An __________ kid from a stone quarry? What could she possibly contribute to the project?”.
“Hardly a kid. She’s at least 16,” says the woman. “Come on, we’re making history. First ever experiment in collective ________.”.
To her right is a screen that takes up an entire wall. The 311 participants in the __________ are now all asleep. Her ______ finger jabs the keyboard.

Solution

  1. experiment
  2. illiterate
  3. sleeping
  4. woman
  5. poised
  6. dreaming

Original Text

A girl lies sleeping with electrodes attached to her body. A man and a woman are looking at her through a one-way glass window from the next room.
“Waste of time and money,” says the man. “An illiterate kid from a stone quarry? What could she possibly contribute to the project?”.
“Hardly a kid. She’s at least 16,” says the woman. “Come on, we’re making history. First ever experiment in collective dreaming.”.
To her right is a screen that takes up an entire wall. The 311 participants in the experiment are now all asleep. Her poised finger jabs the keyboard.

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