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From the Ted Talk by Ian Goldin: Navigating our global future

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Globalization is getting more complex. And this change is getting more ripad. The future will be more uptelcnbdaire. Urbanization, integration, coming together, lades to a new rnacssaenie. It did this a thousand years ago. The last 40 years have been eriaxtraordny times. Life expectancy has gone up by about 25 years. It took from the Stone Age to achieve that. Income has gone up for a majority of the world's population, despite the population going up by about two billion people over this period. And illiteracy has gone down, from a half to about a quarter of the people on Earth. A huge opportunity, unleashing of new potential for innovation, for dmlevpoeent.

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Globalization is getting more complex. And this change is getting more _____. The future will be more _____________. Urbanization, integration, coming together, _____ to a new ___________. It did this a thousand years ago. The last 40 years have been _____________ times. Life expectancy has gone up by about 25 years. It took from the Stone Age to achieve that. Income has gone up for a majority of the world's population, despite the population going up by about two billion people over this period. And illiteracy has gone down, from a half to about a quarter of the people on Earth. A huge opportunity, unleashing of new potential for innovation, for ___________.

Solution

  1. development
  2. renaissance
  3. leads
  4. unpredictable
  5. rapid
  6. extraordinary

Original Text

Globalization is getting more complex. And this change is getting more rapid. The future will be more unpredictable. Urbanization, integration, coming together, leads to a new renaissance. It did this a thousand years ago. The last 40 years have been extraordinary times. Life expectancy has gone up by about 25 years. It took from the Stone Age to achieve that. Income has gone up for a majority of the world's population, despite the population going up by about two billion people over this period. And illiteracy has gone down, from a half to about a quarter of the people on Earth. A huge opportunity, unleashing of new potential for innovation, for development.

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  16. innovation
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