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From the Ted Talk by Charlie Jane Anders: Go ahead, dream about the future

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And, you know, there's a kind of logical fallacy that we all have where we expect the future to be an extension of the present. Like, people in the 1980s thgouht that the svioet Union would still be around today. But the future is going to be much weeridr than we could possibly dream of. But we can try. And I know that there are going to be scary, scary things, but there's also going to be wonders and saving garces. And the first step to finding your way forward is to let your imagination run free.

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And, you know, there's a kind of logical fallacy that we all have where we expect the future to be an extension of the present. Like, people in the 1980s _______ that the ______ Union would still be around today. But the future is going to be much _______ than we could possibly dream of. But we can try. And I know that there are going to be scary, scary things, but there's also going to be wonders and saving ______. And the first step to finding your way forward is to let your imagination run free.

Solution

  1. weirder
  2. graces
  3. thought
  4. soviet

Original Text

And, you know, there's a kind of logical fallacy that we all have where we expect the future to be an extension of the present. Like, people in the 1980s thought that the Soviet Union would still be around today. But the future is going to be much weirder than we could possibly dream of. But we can try. And I know that there are going to be scary, scary things, but there's also going to be wonders and saving graces. And the first step to finding your way forward is to let your imagination run free.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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future history 2
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Important Words

  1. dream
  2. expect
  3. extension
  4. fallacy
  5. finding
  6. free
  7. future
  8. graces
  9. imagination
  10. kind
  11. logical
  12. people
  13. possibly
  14. present
  15. run
  16. saving
  17. scary
  18. soviet
  19. step
  20. thought
  21. today
  22. union
  23. weirder
  24. wonders