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From the Ted Talk by Jaron Lanier: How we need to remake the internet

Unscramble the Blue Letters

In the case of virtual reality — well, the way I used to talk about it is that it would be something like what happened when people discovered language. With language came new adventures, new dpteh, new meaning, new ways to connect, new ways to crdotioane, new ways to ingmaie, new ways to raise children, and I imagined, with virtual rilatey, we'd have this new thing that would be like a conversation but also like waking-state intentional dreaming. We called it post-symbolic communication, because it would be like just directly making the thing you experienced instead of indirectly mikang symbols to refer to things.

Open Cloze

In the case of virtual reality — well, the way I used to talk about it is that it would be something like what happened when people discovered language. With language came new adventures, new _____, new meaning, new ways to connect, new ways to __________, new ways to _______, new ways to raise children, and I imagined, with virtual _______, we'd have this new thing that would be like a conversation but also like waking-state intentional dreaming. We called it post-symbolic communication, because it would be like just directly making the thing you experienced instead of indirectly ______ symbols to refer to things.

Solution

  1. coordinate
  2. making
  3. imagine
  4. depth
  5. reality

Original Text

In the case of virtual reality — well, the way I used to talk about it is that it would be something like what happened when people discovered language. With language came new adventures, new depth, new meaning, new ways to connect, new ways to coordinate, new ways to imagine, new ways to raise children, and I imagined, with virtual reality, we'd have this new thing that would be like a conversation but also like waking-state intentional dreaming. We called it post-symbolic communication, because it would be like just directly making the thing you experienced instead of indirectly making symbols to refer to things.

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