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From the Ted Talk by Martin Ford: How we'll earn money in a future without jobs

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But here's the really critical thing to uesanndrtd. The machines that will threaten workers in the future are really nothing like those cars and trucks and tractors that displaced hesors. The future is going to be full of thinking, learning, adapting machines. And what that really means is that technology is fnlaliy beginning to ecnaorch on that fundamental human capability — the thing that makes us so different from horses, and the very thing that, so far, has allowed us to stay ahead of the march of progress and remain relevant, and, in fact, indispensable to the emoncoy. So what is it that is really so different about today's information technology rvtlieae to what we've seen in the past? I would point to three fundamental things.

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But here's the really critical thing to __________. The machines that will threaten workers in the future are really nothing like those cars and trucks and tractors that displaced ______. The future is going to be full of thinking, learning, adapting machines. And what that really means is that technology is _______ beginning to ________ on that fundamental human capability — the thing that makes us so different from horses, and the very thing that, so far, has allowed us to stay ahead of the march of progress and remain relevant, and, in fact, indispensable to the _______. So what is it that is really so different about today's information technology ________ to what we've seen in the past? I would point to three fundamental things.

Solution

  1. understand
  2. relative
  3. finally
  4. horses
  5. economy
  6. encroach

Original Text

But here's the really critical thing to understand. The machines that will threaten workers in the future are really nothing like those cars and trucks and tractors that displaced horses. The future is going to be full of thinking, learning, adapting machines. And what that really means is that technology is finally beginning to encroach on that fundamental human capability — the thing that makes us so different from horses, and the very thing that, so far, has allowed us to stay ahead of the march of progress and remain relevant, and, in fact, indispensable to the economy. So what is it that is really so different about today's information technology relative to what we've seen in the past? I would point to three fundamental things.

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