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"From the Ted Talk by Tristan Harris: How a handful of tech companies control billions of minds every day"

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Chris Anderson: Tristan, thank you. Hey, stay up here a sec. First of all, thank you. I know we aeksd you to do this talk on pretty short notice, and you've had quite a stressful week getting this thing together, so thank you. Some people listening might say, what you complain about is addiction, and all these people doing this stuff, for them it's actually insnrteietg. All these design decisions have built user content that is fantastically interesting. The world's more interesting than it ever has been. What's worng with that?

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Chris Anderson: Tristan, thank you. Hey, stay up here a sec. First of all, thank you. I know we _____ you to do this talk on pretty short notice, and you've had quite a stressful week getting this thing together, so thank you. Some people listening might say, what you complain about is addiction, and all these people doing this stuff, for them it's actually ___________. All these design decisions have built user content that is fantastically interesting. The world's more interesting than it ever has been. What's _____ with that?

Solution

  1. asked
  2. interesting
  3. wrong

Original Text

Chris Anderson: Tristan, thank you. Hey, stay up here a sec. First of all, thank you. I know we asked you to do this talk on pretty short notice, and you've had quite a stressful week getting this thing together, so thank you. Some people listening might say, what you complain about is addiction, and all these people doing this stuff, for them it's actually interesting. All these design decisions have built user content that is fantastically interesting. The world's more interesting than it ever has been. What's wrong with that?

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Important Words

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