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

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So, technology is selfish; technology is generous. That conflict, that tension, will be with us forever: sometimes it wants to do what it wants to do, and sometimes it's going to do things for us. We have confusion about what we should think about a new technology. Right now the duaeflt posotiin when a new technology comes along, is people talk about the precautionary principle, which is very common in Europe, which says, basically, "Don't do anything. When you meet a new technology, stop, until it can be pevorn that it does no harm." I think that really leads nowhere.

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So, technology is selfish; technology is generous. That conflict, that tension, will be with us forever: sometimes it wants to do what it wants to do, and sometimes it's going to do things for us. We have confusion about what we should think about a new technology. Right now the _______ ________ when a new technology comes along, is people talk about the precautionary principle, which is very common in Europe, which says, basically, "Don't do anything. When you meet a new technology, stop, until it can be ______ that it does no harm." I think that really leads nowhere.

Solution

  1. default
  2. position
  3. proven

Original Text

So, technology is selfish; technology is generous. That conflict, that tension, will be with us forever: sometimes it wants to do what it wants to do, and sometimes it's going to do things for us. We have confusion about what we should think about a new technology. Right now the default position when a new technology comes along, is people talk about the precautionary principle, which is very common in Europe, which says, basically, "Don't do anything. When you meet a new technology, stop, until it can be proven that it does no harm." I think that really leads nowhere.

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Important Words

  1. basically
  2. common
  3. conflict
  4. confusion
  5. default
  6. europe
  7. generous
  8. harm
  9. leads
  10. meet
  11. people
  12. position
  13. precautionary
  14. principle
  15. proven
  16. stop
  17. talk
  18. technology
  19. tension