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From the Ted Talk by Josh Giegel: Super speed, magnetic levitation and the vision behind the hyperloop

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So our early prototypes started with the traditional ceonpct that maglev uses, that is, where the track controls the vchilee. But something about that just wasn't quite right for a hyperloop system. So for months, I had been noodling on how to make our system future-proof. And while I was on a bike ride in the maniuntos above Los agleens, I came around a bend. A 1933 Ford Roadster followed by a Tesla Model S passed me. Those two cars are light-years different in technology, yet they drive on the same passive road. And there it was. srmat vehicle, dumb road. Or in the case of a hyperloop, smart pod, dumb tube. So technology has made it possible that a car can be modular, upgradeable and future-proof, while the road stays pretty much the same. So for a hyperloop, our tube is passive and simple, like the road, but our mdualor pods can eovlve as technology advances, just like the auibotlmoe.

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So our early prototypes started with the traditional _______ that maglev uses, that is, where the track controls the _______. But something about that just wasn't quite right for a hyperloop system. So for months, I had been noodling on how to make our system future-proof. And while I was on a bike ride in the _________ above Los _______, I came around a bend. A 1933 Ford Roadster followed by a Tesla Model S passed me. Those two cars are light-years different in technology, yet they drive on the same passive road. And there it was. _____ vehicle, dumb road. Or in the case of a hyperloop, smart pod, dumb tube. So technology has made it possible that a car can be modular, upgradeable and future-proof, while the road stays pretty much the same. So for a hyperloop, our tube is passive and simple, like the road, but our _______ pods can ______ as technology advances, just like the __________.

Solution

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  2. automobile
  3. modular
  4. concept
  5. angeles
  6. mountains
  7. evolve
  8. vehicle

Original Text

So our early prototypes started with the traditional concept that maglev uses, that is, where the track controls the vehicle. But something about that just wasn't quite right for a hyperloop system. So for months, I had been noodling on how to make our system future-proof. And while I was on a bike ride in the mountains above Los Angeles, I came around a bend. A 1933 Ford Roadster followed by a Tesla Model S passed me. Those two cars are light-years different in technology, yet they drive on the same passive road. And there it was. Smart vehicle, dumb road. Or in the case of a hyperloop, smart pod, dumb tube. So technology has made it possible that a car can be modular, upgradeable and future-proof, while the road stays pretty much the same. So for a hyperloop, our tube is passive and simple, like the road, but our modular pods can evolve as technology advances, just like the automobile.

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