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"From the Ted Talk by Andrew Blum: Discover the physical side of the internet"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

But what was striking to me over the last several years was that less and less was I going out into the world, and more and more, I was sitting in fonrt of my computer sceren. And especially since about 2007, when I got an iPhone, I was not only sitting in front of my screen all day, but I was also getting up at the end of the day and looking at this little screen that I carried in my pocket. And what was surprising to me was how quickly my relationship to the physical world had changed. In this very short poeird of time, you know, whether you call it the last 15 years or so of being online, or the last, you know, four or five years of being oinnle all the time, our relationship to our surroundings had changed in that our aetitotnn is constantly divided. You know, we're both looking inside the screens and we're looking out in the wlrod around us.

Open Cloze

But what was striking to me over the last several years was that less and less was I going out into the world, and more and more, I was sitting in _____ of my computer ______. And especially since about 2007, when I got an iPhone, I was not only sitting in front of my screen all day, but I was also getting up at the end of the day and looking at this little screen that I carried in my pocket. And what was surprising to me was how quickly my relationship to the physical world had changed. In this very short ______ of time, you know, whether you call it the last 15 years or so of being online, or the last, you know, four or five years of being ______ all the time, our relationship to our surroundings had changed in that our _________ is constantly divided. You know, we're both looking inside the screens and we're looking out in the _____ around us.

Solution

  1. screen
  2. attention
  3. period
  4. online
  5. front
  6. world

Original Text

But what was striking to me over the last several years was that less and less was I going out into the world, and more and more, I was sitting in front of my computer screen. And especially since about 2007, when I got an iPhone, I was not only sitting in front of my screen all day, but I was also getting up at the end of the day and looking at this little screen that I carried in my pocket. And what was surprising to me was how quickly my relationship to the physical world had changed. In this very short period of time, you know, whether you call it the last 15 years or so of being online, or the last, you know, four or five years of being online all the time, our relationship to our surroundings had changed in that our attention is constantly divided. You know, we're both looking inside the screens and we're looking out in the world around us.

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
physical process 4
internet laughter 3

Important Words

  1. attention
  2. call
  3. carried
  4. changed
  5. computer
  6. constantly
  7. day
  8. divided
  9. front
  10. iphone
  11. online
  12. period
  13. physical
  14. pocket
  15. quickly
  16. relationship
  17. screen
  18. screens
  19. short
  20. sitting
  21. striking
  22. surprising
  23. surroundings
  24. time
  25. world
  26. years