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## Unscramble the Blue Letters

Having totally absorbed this philosophy, I started looking at a lot of problems a little dfrfileteny. With the universe as a computer, you can look at this deorlpt of water as having performed the computations. You set a couple of boundary conditions, like gravity, the surface tension, density, etc., and then you press "execute," and mcaiaglly, the universe produces you a perfect ball lens. So, this actually applied to the problem of — so there's a half a billion to a bliilon people in the wlord don't have access to cheap eeegsaylss. So can you make a machine that could make any prescription lens very quickly on site? This is a miahnce where you literally define a boundary condition. If it's ccailrur, you make a spherical lens. If it's elliptical, you can make an astigmatic lens. You then put a membrane on that and you apply pressure — so that's part of the extra program. And literally with only those two inputs — so, the shape of your bdnaoury cotnioidn and the pruserse — you can define an infinite number of lenses that cover the range of human reriacvfte error, from minus 12 to plus eight deriopts, up to four diopters of cylinder. And then literally, you now pour on a monomer. You know, I'll do a Julia Childs here. This is three minutes of UV lhigt. And you reverse the pressure on your membrane once you've cooked it. Pop it out. I've seen this video, but I still don't know if it's going to end right.

## Open Cloze

Having totally absorbed this philosophy, I started looking at a lot of problems a little ___________. With the universe as a computer, you can look at this _______ of water as having performed the computations. You set a couple of boundary conditions, like gravity, the surface tension, density, etc., and then you press "execute," and _________, the universe produces you a perfect ball lens. So, this actually applied to the problem of — so there's a half a billion to a _______ people in the _____ don't have access to cheap __________. So can you make a machine that could make any prescription lens very quickly on site? This is a _______ where you literally define a boundary condition. If it's ________, you make a spherical lens. If it's elliptical, you can make an astigmatic lens. You then put a membrane on that and you apply pressure — so that's part of the extra program. And literally with only those two inputs — so, the shape of your ________ _________ and the ________ — you can define an infinite number of lenses that cover the range of human __________ error, from minus 12 to plus eight ________, up to four diopters of cylinder. And then literally, you now pour on a monomer. You know, I'll do a Julia Childs here. This is three minutes of UV _____. And you reverse the pressure on your membrane once you've cooked it. Pop it out. I've seen this video, but I still don't know if it's going to end right.

## Solution

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2. pressure
3. billion
4. droplet
5. machine
6. light
7. boundary
8. circular
9. eyeglasses
10. refractive
11. condition
12. world
13. magically
14. differently

## Original Text

Having totally absorbed this philosophy, I started looking at a lot of problems a little differently. With the universe as a computer, you can look at this droplet of water as having performed the computations. You set a couple of boundary conditions, like gravity, the surface tension, density, etc., and then you press "execute," and magically, the universe produces you a perfect ball lens. So, this actually applied to the problem of — so there's a half a billion to a billion people in the world don't have access to cheap eyeglasses. So can you make a machine that could make any prescription lens very quickly on site? This is a machine where you literally define a boundary condition. If it's circular, you make a spherical lens. If it's elliptical, you can make an astigmatic lens. You then put a membrane on that and you apply pressure — so that's part of the extra program. And literally with only those two inputs — so, the shape of your boundary condition and the pressure — you can define an infinite number of lenses that cover the range of human refractive error, from minus 12 to plus eight diopters, up to four diopters of cylinder. And then literally, you now pour on a monomer. You know, I'll do a Julia Childs here. This is three minutes of UV light. And you reverse the pressure on your membrane once you've cooked it. Pop it out. I've seen this video, but I still don't know if it's going to end right.

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