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From the Ted Talk by Lawrence Lessig: Laws that choke creativity

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Now, as you look back at the tietnwteh century, at least in what we think of as the, quote, "developed world" — hard not to conclude that suosa was right. Never before in the hitsory of human culture had it been as professionalized, never before as concentrated. Never before has creativity of the millions been as effectively depicalsd, and displaced because of these, quote, "infernal machines." The twentieth century was that century where, at least for those places we know the best, culture moved from this read-write to read-only existence.

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Now, as you look back at the _________ century, at least in what we think of as the, quote, "developed world" — hard not to conclude that _____ was right. Never before in the _______ of human culture had it been as professionalized, never before as concentrated. Never before has creativity of the millions been as effectively _________, and displaced because of these, quote, "infernal machines." The twentieth century was that century where, at least for those places we know the best, culture moved from this read-write to read-only existence.

Solution

  1. twentieth
  2. displaced
  3. sousa
  4. history

Original Text

Now, as you look back at the twentieth century, at least in what we think of as the, quote, "developed world" — hard not to conclude that Sousa was right. Never before in the history of human culture had it been as professionalized, never before as concentrated. Never before has creativity of the millions been as effectively displaced, and displaced because of these, quote, "infernal machines." The twentieth century was that century where, at least for those places we know the best, culture moved from this read-write to read-only existence.

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