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From the Ted Talk by Liam Young: Planet City -- a sci-fi vision of an astonishing regenerative future

Unscramble the Blue Letters

So before dawn breaks in Planet City, thousands of autonomous cleaning blaeds squeak along the slaor fields. Waves of mirrors will ripple to rotate to chase the changing light. A billion panels collected from all over the wrlod. And the batteries of Planet City will be alive with fish and pink algae, as excess wind and solar power will be used to pump weatr through the canlas to high-altitude hdlonig lakes in the city's upper floors. Power will be stored here as potential egnery rather than resource-intensive lithium batteries. And teids rise and fall as the lights glow and turbines spin.

Open Cloze

So before dawn breaks in Planet City, thousands of autonomous cleaning ______ squeak along the _____ fields. Waves of mirrors will ripple to rotate to chase the changing light. A billion panels collected from all over the _____. And the batteries of Planet City will be alive with fish and pink algae, as excess wind and solar power will be used to pump _____ through the ______ to high-altitude _______ lakes in the city's upper floors. Power will be stored here as potential ______ rather than resource-intensive lithium batteries. And _____ rise and fall as the lights glow and turbines spin.

Solution

  1. solar
  2. blades
  3. holding
  4. energy
  5. canals
  6. world
  7. tides
  8. water

Original Text

So before dawn breaks in Planet City, thousands of autonomous cleaning blades squeak along the solar fields. Waves of mirrors will ripple to rotate to chase the changing light. A billion panels collected from all over the world. And the batteries of Planet City will be alive with fish and pink algae, as excess wind and solar power will be used to pump water through the canals to high-altitude holding lakes in the city's upper floors. Power will be stored here as potential energy rather than resource-intensive lithium batteries. And tides rise and fall as the lights glow and turbines spin.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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planet city 12
billion people 2
thought experiment 2
imaginary worlds 2

Important Words

  1. algae
  2. alive
  3. autonomous
  4. batteries
  5. billion
  6. blades
  7. breaks
  8. canals
  9. changing
  10. chase
  11. city
  12. cleaning
  13. collected
  14. dawn
  15. energy
  16. excess
  17. fall
  18. fields
  19. fish
  20. floors
  21. glow
  22. holding
  23. lakes
  24. light
  25. lights
  26. lithium
  27. mirrors
  28. panels
  29. pink
  30. planet
  31. potential
  32. power
  33. pump
  34. ripple
  35. rise
  36. rotate
  37. solar
  38. spin
  39. squeak
  40. stored
  41. thousands
  42. tides
  43. turbines
  44. upper
  45. water
  46. waves
  47. wind
  48. world