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

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So the non-hubristic approach is looking for social _______, which is a terminology that I think is a good one, of including society enough in these interesting, problematic, deep ______ that they get to have a pretty good idea and have people that they trust ______ close attention to the sequence of experiments as it's going forward, the public dialogue as it's going forward — which is more public than ever, which is fantastic — and you feel your way, you just ooze your way along, and this is the muddle-through ________ that has ______ pretty well so far. The reason that _________ and I are optimistic is we read people like Steven Pinker, "The Better Angels of Our Nature," and so far, so good. Now, that can always change, but you can build a lot on that sense of: things are _______ of getting better, figure out the tools that made that ______ and apply those further. That's the story.

Solution

  1. approach
  2. sebastian
  3. worked
  4. license
  5. paying
  6. capable
  7. happen
  8. issues

Original Text

So the non-hubristic approach is looking for social license, which is a terminology that I think is a good one, of including society enough in these interesting, problematic, deep issues that they get to have a pretty good idea and have people that they trust paying close attention to the sequence of experiments as it's going forward, the public dialogue as it's going forward — which is more public than ever, which is fantastic — and you feel your way, you just ooze your way along, and this is the muddle-through approach that has worked pretty well so far. The reason that Sebastian and I are optimistic is we read people like Steven Pinker, "The Better Angels of Our Nature," and so far, so good. Now, that can always change, but you can build a lot on that sense of: things are capable of getting better, figure out the tools that made that happen and apply those further. That's the story.

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