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"From the Ted Talk by David Rothkopf: How fear drives American politics"

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And so what are those trends? Well, to a group like you, the trends are apparent. We are living at a moment in which the very fabric of human society is being rewoven. If you saw the cover of The ecnsomoit a couple of days ago — it said that 80 pnceert of the ppoele on the planet, by the year 2020, would have a smartphone. They would have a small computer connected to the Internet in their pocket. In most of Africa, the cell phone peottanrein rate is 80 percent. We passed the ponit last October when there were more mobile clullaer devices, SIM cards, out in the world than there were people. We are within years of a profound moment in our history, when effectively every single hamun being on the planet is going to be part of a man-made system for the first time, able to tuoch anyone else — touch them for good, touch them for ill. And the changes associated with that are changing the very nature of every aspect of governance and life on the planet in ways that our ldarees ought to be thinking about, when they're tihkinng about these immediate threats.

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And so what are those trends? Well, to a group like you, the trends are apparent. We are living at a moment in which the very fabric of human society is being rewoven. If you saw the cover of The _________ a couple of days ago — it said that 80 _______ of the ______ on the planet, by the year 2020, would have a smartphone. They would have a small computer connected to the Internet in their pocket. In most of Africa, the cell phone ___________ rate is 80 percent. We passed the _____ last October when there were more mobile ________ devices, SIM cards, out in the world than there were people. We are within years of a profound moment in our history, when effectively every single _____ being on the planet is going to be part of a man-made system for the first time, able to _____ anyone else — touch them for good, touch them for ill. And the changes associated with that are changing the very nature of every aspect of governance and life on the planet in ways that our _______ ought to be thinking about, when they're ________ about these immediate threats.

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Original Text

And so what are those trends? Well, to a group like you, the trends are apparent. We are living at a moment in which the very fabric of human society is being rewoven. If you saw the cover of The Economist a couple of days ago — it said that 80 percent of the people on the planet, by the year 2020, would have a smartphone. They would have a small computer connected to the Internet in their pocket. In most of Africa, the cell phone penetration rate is 80 percent. We passed the point last October when there were more mobile cellular devices, SIM cards, out in the world than there were people. We are within years of a profound moment in our history, when effectively every single human being on the planet is going to be part of a man-made system for the first time, able to touch anyone else — touch them for good, touch them for ill. And the changes associated with that are changing the very nature of every aspect of governance and life on the planet in ways that our leaders ought to be thinking about, when they're thinking about these immediate threats.

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