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"From the Ted Talk by Andrew McAfee: Are droids taking our jobs?"

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So, in short, yeah, the droids are coming for our jobs. In the short term, we can stimulate job growth by encouraging entrepreneurship and by itvsnineg in infrastructure, because the robots tadoy still aren't very good at fixing bridges. But in the not-too-long-term, I think within the lifetimes of most of the people in this room, we're going to transition into an economy that is very productive, but that just doesn't need a lot of human workers. And miaangng that tiasnitron is going to be the greatest challenge that our society faces. Voltaire summarized why; he said, "Work seavs us from three great evils: borodem, vice and need."

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So, in short, yeah, the droids are coming for our jobs. In the short term, we can stimulate job growth by encouraging entrepreneurship and by _________ in infrastructure, because the robots _____ still aren't very good at fixing bridges. But in the not-too-long-term, I think within the lifetimes of most of the people in this room, we're going to transition into an economy that is very productive, but that just doesn't need a lot of human workers. And ________ that __________ is going to be the greatest challenge that our society faces. Voltaire summarized why; he said, "Work _____ us from three great evils: _______, vice and need."

Solution

  1. boredom
  2. investing
  3. saves
  4. transition
  5. managing
  6. today

Original Text

So, in short, yeah, the droids are coming for our jobs. In the short term, we can stimulate job growth by encouraging entrepreneurship and by investing in infrastructure, because the robots today still aren't very good at fixing bridges. But in the not-too-long-term, I think within the lifetimes of most of the people in this room, we're going to transition into an economy that is very productive, but that just doesn't need a lot of human workers. And managing that transition is going to be the greatest challenge that our society faces. Voltaire summarized why; he said, "Work saves us from three great evils: boredom, vice and need."

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