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From the Ted Talk by Jeff Hawkins: How brain science will change computing

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I said, I want to do this for four years, make some money, I was having a family, and I would mrtuae a bit, and maybe the business of neuroscience would mature a bit. Well, it took longer than four yeras. It's been about 16 years. But I'm doing it now, and I'm going to tell you about it. So why should we have a good brain theory? Well, there's lots of rsanoes people do science. The most basic one is, people like to know things. We're curious, and we go out and get knowledge. Why do we sdtuy ants? It's interesting. Maybe we'll learn something useful, but it's interesting and fascinating. But sometimes a science has other attributes which makes it really interesting.

Open Cloze

I said, I want to do this for four years, make some money, I was having a family, and I would ______ a bit, and maybe the business of neuroscience would mature a bit. Well, it took longer than four _____. It's been about 16 years. But I'm doing it now, and I'm going to tell you about it. So why should we have a good brain theory? Well, there's lots of _______ people do science. The most basic one is, people like to know things. We're curious, and we go out and get knowledge. Why do we _____ ants? It's interesting. Maybe we'll learn something useful, but it's interesting and fascinating. But sometimes a science has other attributes which makes it really interesting.

Solution

  1. years
  2. mature
  3. reasons
  4. study

Original Text

I said, I want to do this for four years, make some money, I was having a family, and I would mature a bit, and maybe the business of neuroscience would mature a bit. Well, it took longer than four years. It's been about 16 years. But I'm doing it now, and I'm going to tell you about it. So why should we have a good brain theory? Well, there's lots of reasons people do science. The most basic one is, people like to know things. We're curious, and we go out and get knowledge. Why do we study ants? It's interesting. Maybe we'll learn something useful, but it's interesting and fascinating. But sometimes a science has other attributes which makes it really interesting.

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Important Words

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