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

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One is that if you went into space you'd be able to begin again. In some sense, you would become someone else in that journey, because there wouldn't be — you'd leave setcoiy and life as you know it, behind. And so ibiealntvy, you would transform yourself — irreversibly, in all likelihood — as you began this exploration. And then the second thing is that there's this tangible sense that if you travel far enough, you can find out there — oh, yeah — you have no idea what you're going to find once you get there, into space. It's going to be different than here. And in fact, it's going to be so different than what we see here on earth that anything is going to be possible. So that's kind of the idea — we as humans crave the idea of creating a new identity and going into a place where anything is possible. And I think that if you really sit and think about it, virtual worlds, and where we're going with more and more computing tclhongoey, represent etsnlaesily the likely, really tactically possible version of space exploration. We are moved by the idea of virtual wdlors because, like scpae, they allow us to reinvent ourselves and they contain anything and everything, and probably anything could happen there.

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One is that if you went into space you'd be able to begin again. In some sense, you would become someone else in that journey, because there wouldn't be — you'd leave _______ and life as you know it, behind. And so __________, you would transform yourself — irreversibly, in all likelihood — as you began this exploration. And then the second thing is that there's this tangible sense that if you travel far enough, you can find out there — oh, yeah — you have no idea what you're going to find once you get there, into space. It's going to be different than here. And in fact, it's going to be so different than what we see here on earth that anything is going to be possible. So that's kind of the idea — we as humans crave the idea of creating a new identity and going into a place where anything is possible. And I think that if you really sit and think about it, virtual worlds, and where we're going with more and more computing __________, represent ___________ the likely, really tactically possible version of space exploration. We are moved by the idea of virtual ______ because, like _____, they allow us to reinvent ourselves and they contain anything and everything, and probably anything could happen there.

Solution

  1. worlds
  2. essentially
  3. space
  4. society
  5. inevitably
  6. technology

Original Text

One is that if you went into space you'd be able to begin again. In some sense, you would become someone else in that journey, because there wouldn't be — you'd leave society and life as you know it, behind. And so inevitably, you would transform yourself — irreversibly, in all likelihood — as you began this exploration. And then the second thing is that there's this tangible sense that if you travel far enough, you can find out there — oh, yeah — you have no idea what you're going to find once you get there, into space. It's going to be different than here. And in fact, it's going to be so different than what we see here on earth that anything is going to be possible. So that's kind of the idea — we as humans crave the idea of creating a new identity and going into a place where anything is possible. And I think that if you really sit and think about it, virtual worlds, and where we're going with more and more computing technology, represent essentially the likely, really tactically possible version of space exploration. We are moved by the idea of virtual worlds because, like space, they allow us to reinvent ourselves and they contain anything and everything, and probably anything could happen there.

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virtual worlds 11
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real world 6
united states 3
philip rosedale 3
experience information 3

Important Words

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  2. computing
  3. crave
  4. creating
  5. earth
  6. essentially
  7. exploration
  8. fact
  9. find
  10. happen
  11. humans
  12. idea
  13. identity
  14. inevitably
  15. irreversibly
  16. journey
  17. kind
  18. leave
  19. life
  20. likelihood
  21. moved
  22. place
  23. reinvent
  24. represent
  25. sense
  26. sit
  27. society
  28. space
  29. tactically
  30. tangible
  31. technology
  32. transform
  33. travel
  34. version
  35. virtual
  36. worlds
  37. yeah