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

Unscramble the Blue Letters

The first is that, as I said, the — well, the first difference for virtual worlds is that information is presented to you in the virtual world using the most prfuowel iconic symbols that you can possibly use with human beings. So for example, C-H-A-I-R is the eslngih word for that, but a picture of this is a universal symbol. Everybody knows what it means. There's no need to translate it. It's also more memorable if I show you that picture, and I show you C-H-A-I-R on a piece of paepr. You can do tests that show that you'll remember that I was talking about a chair a couple of days later a lot better. So when you organize information using the sobmlys of our memory, using the most common symbols that we've been immersed in all our lives, you mlailxamy both excite, samilutte, are able to remember, transfer and manipulate data. And so virtual worlds are the best way for us to essentially organize and experience information.

Open Cloze

The first is that, as I said, the — well, the first difference for virtual worlds is that information is presented to you in the virtual world using the most ________ iconic symbols that you can possibly use with human beings. So for example, C-H-A-I-R is the _______ word for that, but a picture of this is a universal symbol. Everybody knows what it means. There's no need to translate it. It's also more memorable if I show you that picture, and I show you C-H-A-I-R on a piece of _____. You can do tests that show that you'll remember that I was talking about a chair a couple of days later a lot better. So when you organize information using the _______ of our memory, using the most common symbols that we've been immersed in all our lives, you _________ both excite, _________, are able to remember, transfer and manipulate data. And so virtual worlds are the best way for us to essentially organize and experience information.

Solution

  1. powerful
  2. symbols
  3. english
  4. maximally
  5. paper
  6. stimulate

Original Text

The first is that, as I said, the — well, the first difference for virtual worlds is that information is presented to you in the virtual world using the most powerful iconic symbols that you can possibly use with human beings. So for example, C-H-A-I-R is the English word for that, but a picture of this is a universal symbol. Everybody knows what it means. There's no need to translate it. It's also more memorable if I show you that picture, and I show you C-H-A-I-R on a piece of paper. You can do tests that show that you'll remember that I was talking about a chair a couple of days later a lot better. So when you organize information using the symbols of our memory, using the most common symbols that we've been immersed in all our lives, you maximally both excite, stimulate, are able to remember, transfer and manipulate data. And so virtual worlds are the best way for us to essentially organize and experience information.

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