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"From the Ted Talk by Paul Moller: My dream of a flying car"

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For a kid at that age, this was like iintifne speed, disappearing, and I was very irinpsed by that. And so the next — over the next six decades, believe it or not, I've built a number of aircraft, with the goal of creating something that could do for you, or me, what the hummingbird does, and give you that flexibility. I've called this vehicle, glcrienleay, a volantor, after the Latin word "volant," meaning, to fly in a light, nimble manner. Volantor-like helicopter, perhaps. The FAA, the coortnlnlig body above all, calls it a "powered lift aircraft." And they've actually issued a pilot's license — a pfeowrlit pilot's lesnice — for this type of aircraft. It's closer than you think. It's kind of remarkable when you consider that there are no operational powered lift aircfart. So for once, perhaps, the government is ahead of itself.

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For a kid at that age, this was like ________ speed, disappearing, and I was very ________ by that. And so the next — over the next six decades, believe it or not, I've built a number of aircraft, with the goal of creating something that could do for you, or me, what the hummingbird does, and give you that flexibility. I've called this vehicle, ___________, a volantor, after the Latin word "volant," meaning, to fly in a light, nimble manner. Volantor-like helicopter, perhaps. The FAA, the ___________ body above all, calls it a "powered lift aircraft." And they've actually issued a pilot's license — a _________ pilot's _______ — for this type of aircraft. It's closer than you think. It's kind of remarkable when you consider that there are no operational powered lift ________. So for once, perhaps, the government is ahead of itself.

Solution

  1. powerlift
  2. license
  3. inspired
  4. generically
  5. aircraft
  6. controlling
  7. infinite

Original Text

For a kid at that age, this was like infinite speed, disappearing, and I was very inspired by that. And so the next — over the next six decades, believe it or not, I've built a number of aircraft, with the goal of creating something that could do for you, or me, what the hummingbird does, and give you that flexibility. I've called this vehicle, generically, a volantor, after the Latin word "volant," meaning, to fly in a light, nimble manner. Volantor-like helicopter, perhaps. The FAA, the controlling body above all, calls it a "powered lift aircraft." And they've actually issued a pilot's license — a powerlift pilot's license — for this type of aircraft. It's closer than you think. It's kind of remarkable when you consider that there are no operational powered lift aircraft. So for once, perhaps, the government is ahead of itself.

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