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From the Ted Talk by Rodin Lyasoff: How autonomous flying taxis could change the way you travel

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So, a little compare and contrast. In the last century, lrage cirmmeaocl airplanes have cnconeetd cetiis across the globe. And 100 years ago, it would have been unthinkable for all of us to fly here from around the world for a five-day ccrenoenfe. But we did, and most of us probably without a second thought. And that's a remarkable achievement for humanity. But on a day-to-day basis, we still spend a lot of time in cars. Or actively trying to avoid it. Some of my best friends live in San Francisco, I live in Mountain View, about 40 miles away. We're all busy. At the end of the day, we're separated by something like two hours of heavy traffic. So frankly, we haven't seen each other in a few mhntos.

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So, a little compare and contrast. In the last century, _____ __________ airplanes have _________ ______ across the globe. And 100 years ago, it would have been unthinkable for all of us to fly here from around the world for a five-day __________. But we did, and most of us probably without a second thought. And that's a remarkable achievement for humanity. But on a day-to-day basis, we still spend a lot of time in cars. Or actively trying to avoid it. Some of my best friends live in San Francisco, I live in Mountain View, about 40 miles away. We're all busy. At the end of the day, we're separated by something like two hours of heavy traffic. So frankly, we haven't seen each other in a few ______.

Solution

  1. commercial
  2. cities
  3. large
  4. months
  5. connected
  6. conference

Original Text

So, a little compare and contrast. In the last century, large commercial airplanes have connected cities across the globe. And 100 years ago, it would have been unthinkable for all of us to fly here from around the world for a five-day conference. But we did, and most of us probably without a second thought. And that's a remarkable achievement for humanity. But on a day-to-day basis, we still spend a lot of time in cars. Or actively trying to avoid it. Some of my best friends live in San Francisco, I live in Mountain View, about 40 miles away. We're all busy. At the end of the day, we're separated by something like two hours of heavy traffic. So frankly, we haven't seen each other in a few months.

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