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From the Ted Talk by John Hockenberry: We are all designers

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Today we don't confront the chaos of nature. Today it is the chaos of humanity's impact on the Earth itself that we confront. This ynoug discpinile called design, I think, is in fact the emerging ethos fmlotnruaig and then answering a very new question: What shall we do now in the face of the chaos that we have created? What shall we do? How shall we iscribne intent on all the objects we create, on all the circumstances we cteare, on all the places we change? The consequences of a planet with 7 billion people and counting. That's the tune we're all covering today, all of us. And we can't just iaimtte the past. No. That won't do. That won't do at all.

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Today we don't confront the chaos of nature. Today it is the chaos of humanity's impact on the Earth itself that we confront. This _____ __________ called design, I think, is in fact the emerging ethos ___________ and then answering a very new question: What shall we do now in the face of the chaos that we have created? What shall we do? How shall we ________ intent on all the objects we create, on all the circumstances we ______, on all the places we change? The consequences of a planet with 7 billion people and counting. That's the tune we're all covering today, all of us. And we can't just _______ the past. No. That won't do. That won't do at all.

Solution

  1. formulating
  2. young
  3. discipline
  4. inscribe
  5. create
  6. imitate

Original Text

Today we don't confront the chaos of nature. Today it is the chaos of humanity's impact on the Earth itself that we confront. This young discipline called design, I think, is in fact the emerging ethos formulating and then answering a very new question: What shall we do now in the face of the chaos that we have created? What shall we do? How shall we inscribe intent on all the objects we create, on all the circumstances we create, on all the places we change? The consequences of a planet with 7 billion people and counting. That's the tune we're all covering today, all of us. And we can't just imitate the past. No. That won't do. That won't do at all.

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