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"From the Ted Talk by Miguel Nicolelis: Brain-to-brain communication has arrived. How we did it"

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That was the onigiarl idea, 15 years ago. What I'm going to show you is how 156 people from 25 countries all over the five citntonnes of this beautiful etarh, dropped their lives, dropped their patents, dropped their dogs, wives, kids, school, jobs, and congregated to come to Brazil for 18 months to actually get this done. Because a couple years after Brazil was awarded the World Cup, we heard that the Brazilian gnmeoevnrt wanted to do something meaningful in the onpieng ceremony in the country that reinvented and perfected soccer until we met the Germans, of course. (Laughter) But that's a different talk, and a different nuciietsronest needs to talk about that. But what Brazil wanted to do is to showcase a completely different country, a country that values science and technology, and can give a gift to millions, 25 mloilin people around the world that cannot move any longer because of a spinal cord inurjy. Well, we went to the Brazilian government and to FIFA and popeosrd, well, let's have the kickoff of the 2014 wolrd Cup be given by a Brazilian paraplegic using a brain-controlled exoskeleton that allows him to kick the ball and to feel the contact of the ball. They looked at us, thought that we were completely nuts, and said, "Okay, let's try." We had 18 months to do everything from zero, from sctrcah. We had no exoskeleton, we had no patients, we had nothing done. These people came all together and in 18 months, we got eight panetits in a routine of tiinnarg and basically built from nothing this guy, that we call Bra-Santos Dumont 1. The first brain-controlled exoskeleton to be built was named after the most famous briiazlan scientist ever, Alberto stanos Dumont, who, on October 19, 1901, created and flew himself the first controlled airship on air in Paris for a million people to see. Sorry, my aiecramn fdrneis, I live in North Carolina, but it was two years before the Wright Brothers flew on the coast of ntorh Carolina. (Applause) Flight control is Brazilian. (Laughter)

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That was the ________ idea, 15 years ago. What I'm going to show you is how 156 people from 25 countries all over the five __________ of this beautiful _____, dropped their lives, dropped their patents, dropped their dogs, wives, kids, school, jobs, and congregated to come to Brazil for 18 months to actually get this done. Because a couple years after Brazil was awarded the World Cup, we heard that the Brazilian __________ wanted to do something meaningful in the _______ ceremony in the country that reinvented and perfected soccer until we met the Germans, of course. (Laughter) But that's a different talk, and a different ______________ needs to talk about that. But what Brazil wanted to do is to showcase a completely different country, a country that values science and technology, and can give a gift to millions, 25 _______ people around the world that cannot move any longer because of a spinal cord ______. Well, we went to the Brazilian government and to FIFA and ________, well, let's have the kickoff of the 2014 _____ Cup be given by a Brazilian paraplegic using a brain-controlled exoskeleton that allows him to kick the ball and to feel the contact of the ball. They looked at us, thought that we were completely nuts, and said, "Okay, let's try." We had 18 months to do everything from zero, from _______. We had no exoskeleton, we had no patients, we had nothing done. These people came all together and in 18 months, we got eight ________ in a routine of ________ and basically built from nothing this guy, that we call Bra-Santos Dumont 1. The first brain-controlled exoskeleton to be built was named after the most famous _________ scientist ever, Alberto ______ Dumont, who, on October 19, 1901, created and flew himself the first controlled airship on air in Paris for a million people to see. Sorry, my ________ _______, I live in North Carolina, but it was two years before the Wright Brothers flew on the coast of _____ Carolina. (Applause) Flight control is Brazilian. (Laughter)

Solution

  1. friends
  2. neuroscientist
  3. earth
  4. government
  5. santos
  6. training
  7. opening
  8. brazilian
  9. original
  10. continents
  11. north
  12. injury
  13. proposed
  14. scratch
  15. world
  16. patients
  17. american
  18. million

Original Text

That was the original idea, 15 years ago. What I'm going to show you is how 156 people from 25 countries all over the five continents of this beautiful Earth, dropped their lives, dropped their patents, dropped their dogs, wives, kids, school, jobs, and congregated to come to Brazil for 18 months to actually get this done. Because a couple years after Brazil was awarded the World Cup, we heard that the Brazilian government wanted to do something meaningful in the opening ceremony in the country that reinvented and perfected soccer until we met the Germans, of course. (Laughter) But that's a different talk, and a different neuroscientist needs to talk about that. But what Brazil wanted to do is to showcase a completely different country, a country that values science and technology, and can give a gift to millions, 25 million people around the world that cannot move any longer because of a spinal cord injury. Well, we went to the Brazilian government and to FIFA and proposed, well, let's have the kickoff of the 2014 World Cup be given by a Brazilian paraplegic using a brain-controlled exoskeleton that allows him to kick the ball and to feel the contact of the ball. They looked at us, thought that we were completely nuts, and said, "Okay, let's try." We had 18 months to do everything from zero, from scratch. We had no exoskeleton, we had no patients, we had nothing done. These people came all together and in 18 months, we got eight patients in a routine of training and basically built from nothing this guy, that we call Bra-Santos Dumont 1. The first brain-controlled exoskeleton to be built was named after the most famous Brazilian scientist ever, Alberto Santos Dumont, who, on October 19, 1901, created and flew himself the first controlled airship on air in Paris for a million people to see. Sorry, my American friends, I live in North Carolina, but it was two years before the Wright Brothers flew on the coast of North Carolina. (Applause) Flight control is Brazilian. (Laughter)

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Important Words

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  3. alberto
  4. american
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  6. awarded
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  33. earth
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  50. kick
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  52. kids
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  66. north
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  70. original
  71. paraplegic
  72. paris
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  74. patients
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  78. reinvented
  79. routine
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  81. school
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  87. soccer
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  96. world
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  98. years