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"From the Ted Talk by Marcin Jakubowski: Open-sourced blueprints for civilization"

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Hi, my name is Marcin — farmer, technologist. I was born in Poland, now in the U.S. I started a gorup called Open Source Ecology. We've identified the 50 most important machines that we think it takes for modern life to exist — things from tractors, bread ovens, circuit makers. Then we set out to create an open source, DIY, do it yourself version that anyone can bulid and maintain at a faortcin of the cost. We call this the gbalol vlalige Construction Set. So let me tell you a story. So I fheiinsd my 20s with a Ph.D. in fusion erengy, and I discovered I was useless. I had no practical skills. The world presented me with options, and I took them. I guess you can call it the consumer lsfeltiye. So I started a farm in Missouri and learned about the economics of farming. I bought a tatrocr — then it bkroe. I paid to get it repaired — then it broke again. Then pretty soon, I was broke too.

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Hi, my name is Marcin — farmer, technologist. I was born in Poland, now in the U.S. I started a _____ called Open Source Ecology. We've identified the 50 most important machines that we think it takes for modern life to exist — things from tractors, bread ovens, circuit makers. Then we set out to create an open source, DIY, do it yourself version that anyone can _____ and maintain at a ________ of the cost. We call this the ______ _______ Construction Set. So let me tell you a story. So I ________ my 20s with a Ph.D. in fusion ______, and I discovered I was useless. I had no practical skills. The world presented me with options, and I took them. I guess you can call it the consumer _________. So I started a farm in Missouri and learned about the economics of farming. I bought a _______ — then it _____. I paid to get it repaired — then it broke again. Then pretty soon, I was broke too.

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  2. global
  3. village
  4. energy
  5. build
  6. tractor
  7. broke
  8. group
  9. fraction
  10. finished

Original Text

Hi, my name is Marcin — farmer, technologist. I was born in Poland, now in the U.S. I started a group called Open Source Ecology. We've identified the 50 most important machines that we think it takes for modern life to exist — things from tractors, bread ovens, circuit makers. Then we set out to create an open source, DIY, do it yourself version that anyone can build and maintain at a fraction of the cost. We call this the Global Village Construction Set. So let me tell you a story. So I finished my 20s with a Ph.D. in fusion energy, and I discovered I was useless. I had no practical skills. The world presented me with options, and I took them. I guess you can call it the consumer lifestyle. So I started a farm in Missouri and learned about the economics of farming. I bought a tractor — then it broke. I paid to get it repaired — then it broke again. Then pretty soon, I was broke too.

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