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From the Ted Talk by Kayvon Tehranian: How NFTs are building the internet of the future

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A lot has chngaed on the internet since 1992. The internet itself is an alive and evolving technology. And as predicted by its elariest champions, the internet has increasingly become our default context. Today, one's job, wealth, relationships, sense of self, are all often more mediated through our dgiital contexts than our pycshial ones. Yet, Barlow's riddle has remained vexingly uvnlosed. Concepts like property and ownership — ideas that have been with us for centuries in the physical world — have evaded us in our digital spaces. We’ve tried to foist copyright, DMCA, DRM and watermarks onto the internet to protect our ideas and to restrain their distribution. None of these approaches have worked. Why? Because, as Stewart Brand, another early inrentet pioneer, famously coined: information wants to be free. It wants to travel effortlessly, without hianndrce, without ecunmnbrace. This is what allowed the internet to scceeud in the first palce.

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A lot has _______ on the internet since 1992. The internet itself is an alive and evolving technology. And as predicted by its ________ champions, the internet has increasingly become our default context. Today, one's job, wealth, relationships, sense of self, are all often more mediated through our _______ contexts than our ________ ones. Yet, Barlow's riddle has remained vexingly ________. Concepts like property and ownership — ideas that have been with us for centuries in the physical world — have evaded us in our digital spaces. We’ve tried to foist copyright, DMCA, DRM and watermarks onto the internet to protect our ideas and to restrain their distribution. None of these approaches have worked. Why? Because, as Stewart Brand, another early ________ pioneer, famously coined: information wants to be free. It wants to travel effortlessly, without _________, without ___________. This is what allowed the internet to _______ in the first _____.

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  2. encumbrance
  3. succeed
  4. changed
  5. unsolved
  6. earliest
  7. internet
  8. digital
  9. physical
  10. place

Original Text

A lot has changed on the internet since 1992. The internet itself is an alive and evolving technology. And as predicted by its earliest champions, the internet has increasingly become our default context. Today, one's job, wealth, relationships, sense of self, are all often more mediated through our digital contexts than our physical ones. Yet, Barlow's riddle has remained vexingly unsolved. Concepts like property and ownership — ideas that have been with us for centuries in the physical world — have evaded us in our digital spaces. We’ve tried to foist copyright, DMCA, DRM and watermarks onto the internet to protect our ideas and to restrain their distribution. None of these approaches have worked. Why? Because, as Stewart Brand, another early internet pioneer, famously coined: information wants to be free. It wants to travel effortlessly, without hindrance, without encumbrance. This is what allowed the internet to succeed in the first place.

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