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"From the Ted Talk by Marco Tempest: And for my next trick, a robot"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Let me idotnrcue you to something I've been working on. It's what the Victorian illusionists would have described as a mechanical marvel, an automaton, a thinking machine. Say hello to EDI. Now he's asleep. Let's wake him up. EDI, EDI. These mechanical performers were popular throughout Europe. Audiences marveled at the way they mvoed. It was sicnece fiction made true, rbotoic engineering in a pre-electronic age, machines far in advance of anything that Victorian technology could catere, a machine we would later know as the robot.

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Let me _________ you to something I've been working on. It's what the Victorian illusionists would have described as a mechanical marvel, an automaton, a thinking machine. Say hello to EDI. Now he's asleep. Let's wake him up. EDI, EDI. These mechanical performers were popular throughout Europe. Audiences marveled at the way they _____. It was _______ fiction made true, _______ engineering in a pre-electronic age, machines far in advance of anything that Victorian technology could ______, a machine we would later know as the robot.

Solution

  1. create
  2. introduce
  3. moved
  4. science
  5. robotic

Original Text

Let me introduce you to something I've been working on. It's what the Victorian illusionists would have described as a mechanical marvel, an automaton, a thinking machine. Say hello to EDI. Now he's asleep. Let's wake him up. EDI, EDI. These mechanical performers were popular throughout Europe. Audiences marveled at the way they moved. It was science fiction made true, robotic engineering in a pre-electronic age, machines far in advance of anything that Victorian technology could create, a machine we would later know as the robot.

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Important Words

  1. advance
  2. age
  3. asleep
  4. audiences
  5. automaton
  6. create
  7. edi
  8. engineering
  9. europe
  10. fiction
  11. illusionists
  12. introduce
  13. machine
  14. machines
  15. marvel
  16. marveled
  17. mechanical
  18. moved
  19. performers
  20. popular
  21. robot
  22. robotic
  23. science
  24. technology
  25. thinking
  26. true
  27. victorian
  28. wake
  29. working