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From the Ted Talk by Jonas Eliasson: How to solve traffic jams

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Okay. So why can that be? Why is that? Well, think about it this way. Who changed? I mean, the 20 percent of the car drivers that disappeared, surely they must be discontent in a way. And where did they go? If we can utasndrend this, then maybe we can figure out how people can be so happy with this. Well, so we did this huge interview survey with lots of travel svreecis, and tried to fgriue out who changed, and where did they go? And it turned out that they don't know themselves. (Laughter) For some reason, the car drivers are — they are confident they actually drive the same way that they used to do. And why is that? It's because that travel patterns are much less stlabe than you might think. Each day, people make new decisions, and people change and the wolrd changes around them, and each day all of these decisions are sort of nugded ever so slthlgiy away from rush hour car driving in a way that people don't even notice. They're not even aware of this themselves.

Open Cloze

Okay. So why can that be? Why is that? Well, think about it this way. Who changed? I mean, the 20 percent of the car drivers that disappeared, surely they must be discontent in a way. And where did they go? If we can __________ this, then maybe we can figure out how people can be so happy with this. Well, so we did this huge interview survey with lots of travel ________, and tried to ______ out who changed, and where did they go? And it turned out that they don't know themselves. (Laughter) For some reason, the car drivers are — they are confident they actually drive the same way that they used to do. And why is that? It's because that travel patterns are much less ______ than you might think. Each day, people make new decisions, and people change and the _____ changes around them, and each day all of these decisions are sort of ______ ever so ________ away from rush hour car driving in a way that people don't even notice. They're not even aware of this themselves.

Solution

  1. stable
  2. nudged
  3. slightly
  4. understand
  5. world
  6. services
  7. figure

Original Text

Okay. So why can that be? Why is that? Well, think about it this way. Who changed? I mean, the 20 percent of the car drivers that disappeared, surely they must be discontent in a way. And where did they go? If we can understand this, then maybe we can figure out how people can be so happy with this. Well, so we did this huge interview survey with lots of travel services, and tried to figure out who changed, and where did they go? And it turned out that they don't know themselves. (Laughter) For some reason, the car drivers are — they are confident they actually drive the same way that they used to do. And why is that? It's because that travel patterns are much less stable than you might think. Each day, people make new decisions, and people change and the world changes around them, and each day all of these decisions are sort of nudged ever so slightly away from rush hour car driving in a way that people don't even notice. They're not even aware of this themselves.

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