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

Unscramble the Blue Letters

I'm going to guess that most of you have probably never heard of the Triple Revolution report, but this was a very prominent report. It was put together by a brilliant group of people — it actually included two nbeol laureates — and this report was presented to the President of the United States, and it argued that the US was on the birnk of economic and social uaahevpl because industrial amttuoaion was going to put millions of people out of work. Now, that report was delivered to President ldonyn Johnson in March of 1964. So that's now over 50 years, and, of course, that hasn't really happened. And that's been the sotry again and again.

Open Cloze

I'm going to guess that most of you have probably never heard of the Triple Revolution report, but this was a very prominent report. It was put together by a brilliant group of people — it actually included two _____ laureates — and this report was presented to the President of the United States, and it argued that the US was on the _____ of economic and social ________ because industrial __________ was going to put millions of people out of work. Now, that report was delivered to President ______ Johnson in March of 1964. So that's now over 50 years, and, of course, that hasn't really happened. And that's been the _____ again and again.

Solution

  1. story
  2. upheaval
  3. nobel
  4. brink
  5. automation
  6. lyndon

Original Text

I'm going to guess that most of you have probably never heard of the Triple Revolution report, but this was a very prominent report. It was put together by a brilliant group of people — it actually included two Nobel laureates — and this report was presented to the President of the United States, and it argued that the US was on the brink of economic and social upheaval because industrial automation was going to put millions of people out of work. Now, that report was delivered to President Lyndon Johnson in March of 1964. So that's now over 50 years, and, of course, that hasn't really happened. And that's been the story again and again.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
basic income 5
positive story 2
future economy 2
computational power 2
coming years 2
high school 2

Important Words

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  2. automation
  3. brilliant
  4. brink
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  6. economic
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  12. industrial
  13. johnson
  14. laureates
  15. lyndon
  16. march
  17. millions
  18. nobel
  19. people
  20. presented
  21. president
  22. prominent
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  24. report
  25. revolution
  26. social
  27. states
  28. story
  29. triple
  30. united
  31. upheaval
  32. work
  33. years