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"From the Ted Talk by Andreas Raptopoulos: No roads? There's a drone for that"

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So we said, okay, how much does it cost to set up a network somewhere in the world? And we looked at setting up a network in Lesotho for transportation of HIV/AIDS samples. The problem there is how do you take them from clinics where they're being collected to hospitals where they're being analyzed? And we said, what if we wnetad to ceovr an area spanning around 140 square kmeirtoels? That's roughly one and a half times the size of Manhattan. Well it turns out that the cost to do that there would be less than a milioln dollars. Compare this to normal infrastructure investments. We think this can be — this is the power of a new paagirdm.

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So we said, okay, how much does it cost to set up a network somewhere in the world? And we looked at setting up a network in Lesotho for transportation of HIV/AIDS samples. The problem there is how do you take them from clinics where they're being collected to hospitals where they're being analyzed? And we said, what if we ______ to _____ an area spanning around 140 square __________? That's roughly one and a half times the size of Manhattan. Well it turns out that the cost to do that there would be less than a _______ dollars. Compare this to normal infrastructure investments. We think this can be — this is the power of a new ________.

Solution

  1. cover
  2. million
  3. wanted
  4. kilometers
  5. paradigm

Original Text

So we said, okay, how much does it cost to set up a network somewhere in the world? And we looked at setting up a network in Lesotho for transportation of HIV/AIDS samples. The problem there is how do you take them from clinics where they're being collected to hospitals where they're being analyzed? And we said, what if we wanted to cover an area spanning around 140 square kilometers? That's roughly one and a half times the size of Manhattan. Well it turns out that the cost to do that there would be less than a million dollars. Compare this to normal infrastructure investments. We think this can be — this is the power of a new paradigm.

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