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"From the Ted Talk by Danny Hillis: The Internet could crash. We need a Plan B"

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So, for instance, in all of Asia recently, it was impossible to get YouTube for a little while because Pakistan made some mistakes in how it was cneornsig ybuutoe in its internal network. They didn't intend to screw up Asia, but they did because of the way that the protocols work. Another example that may have affected many of you in this anueidce is, you may remember a couple of years ago, all the planes west of the Mississippi were grounded because a single routing card in Salt Lake City had a bug in it. Now, you don't really think that our airplane system dpendes on the Internet, and in some sense it doesn't. I'll come back to that later. But the fact is that pelpoe couldn't take off because something was going wrong on the inrnetet, and the router card was down.

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So, for instance, in all of Asia recently, it was impossible to get YouTube for a little while because Pakistan made some mistakes in how it was _________ _______ in its internal network. They didn't intend to screw up Asia, but they did because of the way that the protocols work. Another example that may have affected many of you in this ________ is, you may remember a couple of years ago, all the planes west of the Mississippi were grounded because a single routing card in Salt Lake City had a bug in it. Now, you don't really think that our airplane system _______ on the Internet, and in some sense it doesn't. I'll come back to that later. But the fact is that ______ couldn't take off because something was going wrong on the ________, and the router card was down.

Solution

  1. people
  2. youtube
  3. audience
  4. censoring
  5. depends
  6. internet

Original Text

So, for instance, in all of Asia recently, it was impossible to get YouTube for a little while because Pakistan made some mistakes in how it was censoring YouTube in its internal network. They didn't intend to screw up Asia, but they did because of the way that the protocols work. Another example that may have affected many of you in this audience is, you may remember a couple of years ago, all the planes west of the Mississippi were grounded because a single routing card in Salt Lake City had a bug in it. Now, you don't really think that our airplane system depends on the Internet, and in some sense it doesn't. I'll come back to that later. But the fact is that people couldn't take off because something was going wrong on the Internet, and the router card was down.

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