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From the Ted Talk by Marvin Minsky: Health and the human mind

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If we do have longevity, then we'll have to face the population growth problem anyway. Because if people live 200 or 1,000 yares, then we can't let them have a child more than about once every 200 or 1,000 years. And so there won't be any wrckorofe. And one of the things Laurie Garrett pointed out, and others have, is that a society that doesn't have people of working age is in real trouble. And things are going to get wosre, because there's nobody to etduace the children or to feed the old. And when I'm talking about a long lfimitee, of course, I don't want somebody who's 200 years old to be like our image of what a 200-year-old is — which is dead, actually.

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If we do have longevity, then we'll have to face the population growth problem anyway. Because if people live 200 or 1,000 _____, then we can't let them have a child more than about once every 200 or 1,000 years. And so there won't be any _________. And one of the things Laurie Garrett pointed out, and others have, is that a society that doesn't have people of working age is in real trouble. And things are going to get _____, because there's nobody to _______ the children or to feed the old. And when I'm talking about a long ________, of course, I don't want somebody who's 200 years old to be like our image of what a 200-year-old is — which is dead, actually.

Solution

  1. workforce
  2. worse
  3. educate
  4. lifetime
  5. years

Original Text

If we do have longevity, then we'll have to face the population growth problem anyway. Because if people live 200 or 1,000 years, then we can't let them have a child more than about once every 200 or 1,000 years. And so there won't be any workforce. And one of the things Laurie Garrett pointed out, and others have, is that a society that doesn't have people of working age is in real trouble. And things are going to get worse, because there's nobody to educate the children or to feed the old. And when I'm talking about a long lifetime, of course, I don't want somebody who's 200 years old to be like our image of what a 200-year-old is — which is dead, actually.

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