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From the Ted Talk by Steven Johnson: How humanity doubled life expectancy in a century

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But I want to stress not just that we did it, but I think the more interesting question is how we did it. That's what's been obsessing me over the last years, that's the investigation I've been on, trying to figure out what are the prime movers when we see change this motounems. What is really driving that change? And I think we should say, given everything that's happening in the world, we should point out that, you know, one of those pmrie movers, which we should shout from the rooftops, is veaniccs. Right? We doubled —

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But I want to stress not just that we did it, but I think the more interesting question is how we did it. That's what's been obsessing me over the last years, that's the investigation I've been on, trying to figure out what are the prime movers when we see change this _________. What is really driving that change? And I think we should say, given everything that's happening in the world, we should point out that, you know, one of those _____ movers, which we should shout from the rooftops, is ________. Right? We doubled —

Solution

  1. vaccines
  2. momentous
  3. prime

Original Text

But I want to stress not just that we did it, but I think the more interesting question is how we did it. That's what's been obsessing me over the last years, that's the investigation I've been on, trying to figure out what are the prime movers when we see change this momentous. What is really driving that change? And I think we should say, given everything that's happening in the world, we should point out that, you know, one of those prime movers, which we should shout from the rooftops, is vaccines. Right? We doubled —

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