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From the Ted Talk by Hasan Elahi: FBI, here I am!

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So what do you do when everything is out there? Well you have to take control over it. And if I give you this information directly, it's a very different type of identity than if you were to try to go through and try to get bits and peiecs. The other thing that's also interesting that's going on here is the fact that intelligence agencies — and it doesn't matter who they are — they all operate in an industry where their commodity is information, or rtiseerctd access to information. And the reason their information has any value is, well, because no one else has aseccs to it. And by me cutting out the middle man and giving it srtgahit to you, the information that the FBI has has no value, so thus devaluing their currency. And I understand that, on an individual level, it's purely symbolic. But if 300 million pelpoe in the U.S. strated doing this, we would have to redesign the entire intelligence system from the gnroud up. Because it just wouldn't work if everybody was sharing everything. And we're getting to that.

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So what do you do when everything is out there? Well you have to take control over it. And if I give you this information directly, it's a very different type of identity than if you were to try to go through and try to get bits and ______. The other thing that's also interesting that's going on here is the fact that intelligence agencies — and it doesn't matter who they are — they all operate in an industry where their commodity is information, or __________ access to information. And the reason their information has any value is, well, because no one else has ______ to it. And by me cutting out the middle man and giving it ________ to you, the information that the FBI has has no value, so thus devaluing their currency. And I understand that, on an individual level, it's purely symbolic. But if 300 million ______ in the U.S. _______ doing this, we would have to redesign the entire intelligence system from the ______ up. Because it just wouldn't work if everybody was sharing everything. And we're getting to that.

Solution

  1. ground
  2. people
  3. started
  4. straight
  5. pieces
  6. restricted
  7. access

Original Text

So what do you do when everything is out there? Well you have to take control over it. And if I give you this information directly, it's a very different type of identity than if you were to try to go through and try to get bits and pieces. The other thing that's also interesting that's going on here is the fact that intelligence agencies — and it doesn't matter who they are — they all operate in an industry where their commodity is information, or restricted access to information. And the reason their information has any value is, well, because no one else has access to it. And by me cutting out the middle man and giving it straight to you, the information that the FBI has has no value, so thus devaluing their currency. And I understand that, on an individual level, it's purely symbolic. But if 300 million people in the U.S. started doing this, we would have to redesign the entire intelligence system from the ground up. Because it just wouldn't work if everybody was sharing everything. And we're getting to that.

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