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From the Ted Talk by Natsai Audrey Chieza: Possible futures from the intersection of nature, tech and society

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Addressing these asymmetries requires us to take a more revolutionary approach, one that begins by asking "What kind of a world do we wish for?" So what if we could do both? What if we could design at the molecular scale, with the real world in mind? A more integrated approach to designing with biology requires us to ask more nacuend questions; not "What will poplee buy," but "What if we put cinomumteis, rather than commodities, first." "Could dreiutitsbd beoohnglticoy enable people to find local solutions to local problems?" "Can we move beyond a biotechnology that creates muultcoenros to one which, like nature itself, embraces a mlcpiiltiuty of aattpindaos?" "How do we equip the next generation with the tools, spaces and communities they need to broaden their skills, knowledge and ideas?" An incredible amount of work that begins to adresds these questions is already underway.

Open Cloze

Addressing these asymmetries requires us to take a more revolutionary approach, one that begins by asking "What kind of a world do we wish for?" So what if we could do both? What if we could design at the molecular scale, with the real world in mind? A more integrated approach to designing with biology requires us to ask more _______ questions; not "What will ______ buy," but "What if we put ___________, rather than commodities, first." "Could ___________ _____________ enable people to find local solutions to local problems?" "Can we move beyond a biotechnology that creates ____________ to one which, like nature itself, embraces a ____________ of ___________?" "How do we equip the next generation with the tools, spaces and communities they need to broaden their skills, knowledge and ideas?" An incredible amount of work that begins to _______ these questions is already underway.

Solution

  1. biotechnology
  2. people
  3. multiplicity
  4. adaptations
  5. nuanced
  6. communities
  7. monocultures
  8. address
  9. distributed

Original Text

Addressing these asymmetries requires us to take a more revolutionary approach, one that begins by asking "What kind of a world do we wish for?" So what if we could do both? What if we could design at the molecular scale, with the real world in mind? A more integrated approach to designing with biology requires us to ask more nuanced questions; not "What will people buy," but "What if we put communities, rather than commodities, first." "Could distributed biotechnology enable people to find local solutions to local problems?" "Can we move beyond a biotechnology that creates monocultures to one which, like nature itself, embraces a multiplicity of adaptations?" "How do we equip the next generation with the tools, spaces and communities they need to broaden their skills, knowledge and ideas?" An incredible amount of work that begins to address these questions is already underway.

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Important Words

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  30. molecular
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