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From the Ted Talk by Stewart Brand and Chris Anderson: Mammoths resurrected, geoengineering and other thoughts from a futurist

Unscramble the Blue Letters

SB: So focus on that. And then the New Left was tainklg about power to the people. And people like Steve Jobs and Steve wzaionk cut that and just said, power to people, tools that actually work. And so, where Fuller was saying don't try to cnaghe hmaun nuatre, people have been trying for a long time and it does not even bend, but you can change tools very easily. So the efficient thing to do if you want to make the world better is not try to make people behave differently like the New Left was, but just give them tools that go in the right direction. That was the Whole erath Catalog.

Open Cloze

SB: So focus on that. And then the New Left was _______ about power to the people. And people like Steve Jobs and Steve _______ cut that and just said, power to people, tools that actually work. And so, where Fuller was saying don't try to ______ _____ ______, people have been trying for a long time and it does not even bend, but you can change tools very easily. So the efficient thing to do if you want to make the world better is not try to make people behave differently like the New Left was, but just give them tools that go in the right direction. That was the Whole _____ Catalog.

Solution

  1. change
  2. human
  3. talking
  4. wozniak
  5. earth
  6. nature

Original Text

SB: So focus on that. And then the New Left was talking about power to the people. And people like Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak cut that and just said, power to people, tools that actually work. And so, where Fuller was saying don't try to change human nature, people have been trying for a long time and it does not even bend, but you can change tools very easily. So the efficient thing to do if you want to make the world better is not try to make people behave differently like the New Left was, but just give them tools that go in the right direction. That was the Whole Earth Catalog.

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Important Words

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  6. differently
  7. direction
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  27. wozniak