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From the Ted Talk by Douglas Rushkoff: How to be "Team Human" in the digital future

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And that's not rcoekt science. It's as simple as making a social network that instead of tehiacng us to see people as adversaries, it teaches us to see our aerersadvis as people. It means creating an economy that doesn't fvaor a platform monopoly that wants to extract all the value out of people and places, but one that promotes the circulation of value through a community and allows us to establish platform cooperatives that distribute ownership as wide as possible. It mneas building platforms that don't repress our creativity and novelty in the name of prediction but actually promote creativity and novelty, so that we can come up with some of the solutions to actually get ourselves out of the mess that we're in.

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And that's not ______ science. It's as simple as making a social network that instead of ________ us to see people as adversaries, it teaches us to see our ___________ as people. It means creating an economy that doesn't _____ a platform monopoly that wants to extract all the value out of people and places, but one that promotes the circulation of value through a community and allows us to establish platform cooperatives that distribute ownership as wide as possible. It _____ building platforms that don't repress our creativity and novelty in the name of prediction but actually promote creativity and novelty, so that we can come up with some of the solutions to actually get ourselves out of the mess that we're in.

Solution

  1. rocket
  2. adversaries
  3. means
  4. teaching
  5. favor

Original Text

And that's not rocket science. It's as simple as making a social network that instead of teaching us to see people as adversaries, it teaches us to see our adversaries as people. It means creating an economy that doesn't favor a platform monopoly that wants to extract all the value out of people and places, but one that promotes the circulation of value through a community and allows us to establish platform cooperatives that distribute ownership as wide as possible. It means building platforms that don't repress our creativity and novelty in the name of prediction but actually promote creativity and novelty, so that we can come up with some of the solutions to actually get ourselves out of the mess that we're in.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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human beings 5
social media 4
digital future 3
tech billionaires 3
maintain control 2
digital economy 2
digital age 2
future behavior 2

Important Words

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