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From the Ted Talk by Philip Rosedale: Life in Second Life

Unscramble the Blue Letters

PR: Well, first of all, we're very early, so this has only been going on for a few years. And so part of what we see is the same eovuoitln of hmaun behavior that you see in emerging societies. So a fair circtiism — is what it is — of Second Life today is that it's more like the Wild West than it is like Rome, from a cultural standpoint. That said, the evolution of, and the nuanced interaction that ceaters culture, is happening at 10 times the speed of the real world, and in an environment where, if you walk into a bar in Second Life, 65 percent of the people there are not in the United States, and in fact are sepnakig their, you know, various and different languages. In fact, one of the ways to make money in Second Life is to make really cool translators that you drag onto your body and they basically, kind of, pop up on your sercen and allow you to use Google or beabl Fish or one of the other online text translators to on-the-fly translate sokepn — I'm sorry — typed text between indadlviius. And so, the multicultural nature and the sort of cultural milentg pot that's happening inside Second Life is quite — I think, quite remarkable rtvileae to what in real human terms in the real world we've ever been able to achieve. So, I think that cuurtle will fine-tune, it will emerge, but we still have some years to wait while that happens, as you would naturally expect.

Open Cloze

PR: Well, first of all, we're very early, so this has only been going on for a few years. And so part of what we see is the same _________ of _____ behavior that you see in emerging societies. So a fair _________ — is what it is — of Second Life today is that it's more like the Wild West than it is like Rome, from a cultural standpoint. That said, the evolution of, and the nuanced interaction that _______ culture, is happening at 10 times the speed of the real world, and in an environment where, if you walk into a bar in Second Life, 65 percent of the people there are not in the United States, and in fact are ________ their, you know, various and different languages. In fact, one of the ways to make money in Second Life is to make really cool translators that you drag onto your body and they basically, kind of, pop up on your ______ and allow you to use Google or _____ Fish or one of the other online text translators to on-the-fly translate ______ — I'm sorry — typed text between ___________. And so, the multicultural nature and the sort of cultural _______ pot that's happening inside Second Life is quite — I think, quite remarkable ________ to what in real human terms in the real world we've ever been able to achieve. So, I think that _______ will fine-tune, it will emerge, but we still have some years to wait while that happens, as you would naturally expect.

Solution

  1. creates
  2. screen
  3. babel
  4. criticism
  5. culture
  6. speaking
  7. spoken
  8. evolution
  9. relative
  10. individuals
  11. human
  12. melting

Original Text

PR: Well, first of all, we're very early, so this has only been going on for a few years. And so part of what we see is the same evolution of human behavior that you see in emerging societies. So a fair criticism — is what it is — of Second Life today is that it's more like the Wild West than it is like Rome, from a cultural standpoint. That said, the evolution of, and the nuanced interaction that creates culture, is happening at 10 times the speed of the real world, and in an environment where, if you walk into a bar in Second Life, 65 percent of the people there are not in the United States, and in fact are speaking their, you know, various and different languages. In fact, one of the ways to make money in Second Life is to make really cool translators that you drag onto your body and they basically, kind of, pop up on your screen and allow you to use Google or Babel Fish or one of the other online text translators to on-the-fly translate spoken — I'm sorry — typed text between individuals. And so, the multicultural nature and the sort of cultural melting pot that's happening inside Second Life is quite — I think, quite remarkable relative to what in real human terms in the real world we've ever been able to achieve. So, I think that culture will fine-tune, it will emerge, but we still have some years to wait while that happens, as you would naturally expect.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

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