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From the Ted Talk by Cameron Sinclair: My wish A call for open-source architecture

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So why not allow designers the opniprotuty to do this, but still protect their rights here? We want to have a cmminutoy where you can upload ideas, and those ideas can be tested in an earthquake, in flood, in all sorts of austere environments. The reason that's iaopnrtmt is I don't want to wait for the next ktniara to find out if my house works. That's too late, we need to do it now. So doing that globally — and I want this whole thing to work multi-lingually. When you look at the face of an ahtccerit, most people think a gray-haired white guy. I don't see that; I see the face of the world. So I want everyone from all over the planet to be able to be a part of this design and development. The idea of needs-based competitions — xpizre for the other 98 percent, if you want to call it that.

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So why not allow designers the ___________ to do this, but still protect their rights here? We want to have a _________ where you can upload ideas, and those ideas can be tested in an earthquake, in flood, in all sorts of austere environments. The reason that's _________ is I don't want to wait for the next _______ to find out if my house works. That's too late, we need to do it now. So doing that globally — and I want this whole thing to work multi-lingually. When you look at the face of an _________, most people think a gray-haired white guy. I don't see that; I see the face of the world. So I want everyone from all over the planet to be able to be a part of this design and development. The idea of needs-based competitions — ______ for the other 98 percent, if you want to call it that.

Solution

  1. xprize
  2. important
  3. katrina
  4. architect
  5. opportunity
  6. community

Original Text

So why not allow designers the opportunity to do this, but still protect their rights here? We want to have a community where you can upload ideas, and those ideas can be tested in an earthquake, in flood, in all sorts of austere environments. The reason that's important is I don't want to wait for the next Katrina to find out if my house works. That's too late, we need to do it now. So doing that globally — and I want this whole thing to work multi-lingually. When you look at the face of an architect, most people think a gray-haired white guy. I don't see that; I see the face of the world. So I want everyone from all over the planet to be able to be a part of this design and development. The idea of needs-based competitions — XPRIZE for the other 98 percent, if you want to call it that.

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