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From the Ted Talk by P.W. Singer: Military robots and the future of war

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And so, in conclusion, I've tklaed about what seems the fruute of war, but notice that I've only used real world examples and you've only seen real wlrod pictures and videos. And so this sets a great challenge for all of us that we have to worry about well before you have to worry about your rmoboa sucking the life away from you. Are we going to let the fact that what's unveiling itself right now in war sounds like science fiction and therefore keeps us in denial? Are we going to face the rlteiay of 21st crtenuy war? Is our generation going to make the same mistake that a past generation did with atomic weaponry, and not deal with the issues that surround it until Pandora's box is already opened up?

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And so, in conclusion, I've ______ about what seems the ______ of war, but notice that I've only used real world examples and you've only seen real _____ pictures and videos. And so this sets a great challenge for all of us that we have to worry about well before you have to worry about your ______ sucking the life away from you. Are we going to let the fact that what's unveiling itself right now in war sounds like science fiction and therefore keeps us in denial? Are we going to face the _______ of 21st _______ war? Is our generation going to make the same mistake that a past generation did with atomic weaponry, and not deal with the issues that surround it until Pandora's box is already opened up?

Solution

  1. world
  2. future
  3. talked
  4. century
  5. reality
  6. roomba

Original Text

And so, in conclusion, I've talked about what seems the future of war, but notice that I've only used real world examples and you've only seen real world pictures and videos. And so this sets a great challenge for all of us that we have to worry about well before you have to worry about your Roomba sucking the life away from you. Are we going to let the fact that what's unveiling itself right now in war sounds like science fiction and therefore keeps us in denial? Are we going to face the reality of 21st century war? Is our generation going to make the same mistake that a past generation did with atomic weaponry, and not deal with the issues that surround it until Pandora's box is already opened up?

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