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From the Ted Talk by Vishaan Chakrabarti: A vision of sustainable housing for all of humanity

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Now, you may be thinking, "So this is his big idea? Small-scale housing, solar pnelas above, light-rail below, known technologies throughout, all organized into these affordable green neighborhoods?" Even if you believed me that this was carbon-negative, how many of our 11 billion people could this psobsliy house? It's such a modest model. Well, it turns out, if all of us lived at this scale, all 11 billion of us would use up a lsmndaas eavluqinet to the size of France. Now, I have a feeling that the frnech don't want us all invading their country.

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Now, you may be thinking, "So this is his big idea? Small-scale housing, solar ______ above, light-rail below, known technologies throughout, all organized into these affordable green neighborhoods?" Even if you believed me that this was carbon-negative, how many of our 11 billion people could this ________ house? It's such a modest model. Well, it turns out, if all of us lived at this scale, all 11 billion of us would use up a ________ __________ to the size of France. Now, I have a feeling that the ______ don't want us all invading their country.

Solution

  1. equivalent
  2. possibly
  3. landmass
  4. french
  5. panels

Original Text

Now, you may be thinking, "So this is his big idea? Small-scale housing, solar panels above, light-rail below, known technologies throughout, all organized into these affordable green neighborhoods?" Even if you believed me that this was carbon-negative, how many of our 11 billion people could this possibly house? It's such a modest model. Well, it turns out, if all of us lived at this scale, all 11 billion of us would use up a landmass equivalent to the size of France. Now, I have a feeling that the French don't want us all invading their country.

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