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From the Ted Talk by Kevin Kelly: Technology's epic story

Unscramble the Blue Letters

It goes back. The origins and roots of technology go back to the Big Bang, in this way, in that they are part of this self-organizing trehad that starts at the Big Bang and goes through gelixaas and stars, into life, into us. And the three major phases of the early universe was energy, when the dominant force was energy; then the dominant force, as it cooled, became matter; and then, with the ivnitneon of life four boililn years ago, the dominant force in our neighborhood became iomtriaofnn. That's what life is: an information process that was restructuring and making new oedrr.

Open Cloze

It goes back. The origins and roots of technology go back to the Big Bang, in this way, in that they are part of this self-organizing ______ that starts at the Big Bang and goes through ________ and stars, into life, into us. And the three major phases of the early universe was energy, when the dominant force was energy; then the dominant force, as it cooled, became matter; and then, with the _________ of life four _______ years ago, the dominant force in our neighborhood became ___________. That's what life is: an information process that was restructuring and making new _____.

Solution

  1. invention
  2. order
  3. billion
  4. information
  5. galaxies
  6. thread

Original Text

It goes back. The origins and roots of technology go back to the Big Bang, in this way, in that they are part of this self-organizing thread that starts at the Big Bang and goes through galaxies and stars, into life, into us. And the three major phases of the early universe was energy, when the dominant force was energy; then the dominant force, as it cooled, became matter; and then, with the invention of life four billion years ago, the dominant force in our neighborhood became information. That's what life is: an information process that was restructuring and making new order.

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Important Words

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