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From the Ted Talk by Kevin Kelly: How technology evolves

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I don't know about you, but I haven't quite fugierd out exactly what technology means in my life. I've spent the past year thinking about what it really should be about. Should I be pro-technology? Should I embrace it full arms? Should I be wary? Like you, I'm very tempted by the ltaset thing. But at the other hand, a couple of years ago I gave up all of my possessions, sold all my technology — except for a bicycle — and rode across 3,000 mlies on the U.S. back rdoas under the pwoer of my one body, fuelled mostly by Twinkies and junk food.

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I don't know about you, but I haven't quite _______ out exactly what technology means in my life. I've spent the past year thinking about what it really should be about. Should I be pro-technology? Should I embrace it full arms? Should I be wary? Like you, I'm very tempted by the ______ thing. But at the other hand, a couple of years ago I gave up all of my possessions, sold all my technology — except for a bicycle — and rode across 3,000 _____ on the U.S. back _____ under the _____ of my one body, fuelled mostly by Twinkies and junk food.

Solution

  1. figured
  2. roads
  3. miles
  4. latest
  5. power

Original Text

I don't know about you, but I haven't quite figured out exactly what technology means in my life. I've spent the past year thinking about what it really should be about. Should I be pro-technology? Should I embrace it full arms? Should I be wary? Like you, I'm very tempted by the latest thing. But at the other hand, a couple of years ago I gave up all of my possessions, sold all my technology — except for a bicycle — and rode across 3,000 miles on the U.S. back roads under the power of my one body, fuelled mostly by Twinkies and junk food.

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