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From the Ted Talk by Yuval Noah Harari: Nationalism vs. globalism

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So the next step is we turn our gaze iwanrds, and we say OK, getting cnrotol of the world outside us did not really make us satisfied. Let's now try to gain control of the world inside us. This is the really big project of science and tlnehcogoy and iunrtsdy in the 21st century — to try and gain control of the wolrd inside us, to learn how to engineer and produce bodies and brains and minds. These are likely to be the main products of the 21st century economy. When people think about the future, very often they think in terms, "Oh, I want to gain control of my body and of my biran." And I think that's very dangerous.

Open Cloze

So the next step is we turn our gaze _______, and we say OK, getting _______ of the world outside us did not really make us satisfied. Let's now try to gain control of the world inside us. This is the really big project of science and __________ and ________ in the 21st century — to try and gain control of the _____ inside us, to learn how to engineer and produce bodies and brains and minds. These are likely to be the main products of the 21st century economy. When people think about the future, very often they think in terms, "Oh, I want to gain control of my body and of my _____." And I think that's very dangerous.

Solution

  1. brain
  2. world
  3. inwards
  4. control
  5. technology
  6. industry

Original Text

So the next step is we turn our gaze inwards, and we say OK, getting control of the world outside us did not really make us satisfied. Let's now try to gain control of the world inside us. This is the really big project of science and technology and industry in the 21st century — to try and gain control of the world inside us, to learn how to engineer and produce bodies and brains and minds. These are likely to be the main products of the 21st century economy. When people think about the future, very often they think in terms, "Oh, I want to gain control of my body and of my brain." And I think that's very dangerous.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

  1. big
  2. bodies
  3. body
  4. brain
  5. brains
  6. century
  7. control
  8. dangerous
  9. economy
  10. engineer
  11. future
  12. gain
  13. gaze
  14. industry
  15. inwards
  16. learn
  17. main
  18. minds
  19. people
  20. produce
  21. products
  22. project
  23. satisfied
  24. science
  25. step
  26. technology
  27. terms
  28. turn
  29. world