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From the Ted Talk by Jane Chen: A warm embrace that saves lives

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Over the next five years we hope to save the lives of almost a million babies. But the longer-term social impact is a reduction in population growth. This seems counterintuitive, but turns out that as infant mortality is reduced, population seizs also decrease, because prtnaes don't need to anticipate that their babies are going to die. We hope that the eabrmce innaft waemrr and other simple iinotnonvas like this represent a new trend for the future of technology: simple, localized, affordable solutions that have the potential to make huge social impact.

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Over the next five years we hope to save the lives of almost a million babies. But the longer-term social impact is a reduction in population growth. This seems counterintuitive, but turns out that as infant mortality is reduced, population _____ also decrease, because _______ don't need to anticipate that their babies are going to die. We hope that the _______ ______ ______ and other simple ___________ like this represent a new trend for the future of technology: simple, localized, affordable solutions that have the potential to make huge social impact.

Solution

  1. infant
  2. warmer
  3. embrace
  4. sizes
  5. parents
  6. innovations

Original Text

Over the next five years we hope to save the lives of almost a million babies. But the longer-term social impact is a reduction in population growth. This seems counterintuitive, but turns out that as infant mortality is reduced, population sizes also decrease, because parents don't need to anticipate that their babies are going to die. We hope that the Embrace infant warmer and other simple innovations like this represent a new trend for the future of technology: simple, localized, affordable solutions that have the potential to make huge social impact.

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