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From the Ted Talk by Vittorio Loreto: Need a new idea? Start at the edge of what is known

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Not only our threoy predicts these waves of novelties. This would be trivial. But it also explains why they are there, and they are there for a sieicfpc reason, because we as humans display different sgteiearts in the space of the possible. So some of us tend to retrace already known paths. So we say they exploit. Some of us always launch into new aevrdnetus. We say they explore. And what we discovered is all the systems we investigated are right at the edge between these two strategies, something like 80 percent exploiting, 20 percent exploring, something like blade runners of innovation. So it seems that the wise balance, you could also say a castrnvoviee balance, between past and future, between exploitation and exploration, is already in place and perhaps needed in our system. But again the good news is now we have scientific tools to investigate this equilibrium, perhaps pushing it further in the near fuurte.

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Not only our ______ predicts these waves of novelties. This would be trivial. But it also explains why they are there, and they are there for a ________ reason, because we as humans display different __________ in the space of the possible. So some of us tend to retrace already known paths. So we say they exploit. Some of us always launch into new __________. We say they explore. And what we discovered is all the systems we investigated are right at the edge between these two strategies, something like 80 percent exploiting, 20 percent exploring, something like blade runners of innovation. So it seems that the wise balance, you could also say a ____________ balance, between past and future, between exploitation and exploration, is already in place and perhaps needed in our system. But again the good news is now we have scientific tools to investigate this equilibrium, perhaps pushing it further in the near ______.

Solution

  1. strategies
  2. specific
  3. future
  4. adventures
  5. theory
  6. conservative

Original Text

Not only our theory predicts these waves of novelties. This would be trivial. But it also explains why they are there, and they are there for a specific reason, because we as humans display different strategies in the space of the possible. So some of us tend to retrace already known paths. So we say they exploit. Some of us always launch into new adventures. We say they explore. And what we discovered is all the systems we investigated are right at the edge between these two strategies, something like 80 percent exploiting, 20 percent exploring, something like blade runners of innovation. So it seems that the wise balance, you could also say a conservative balance, between past and future, between exploitation and exploration, is already in place and perhaps needed in our system. But again the good news is now we have scientific tools to investigate this equilibrium, perhaps pushing it further in the near future.

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