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"From the Ted Talk by Ray Kurzweil: The accelerating power of technology"

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Miniaturization — we're shrinking the size of technology at an exponential rate, both wired and wireless. These are some designs from Eric Drexler's book — which we're now showing are feasible with super-computing sotaniimuls, where actually there are scientists biilundg molecule-scale robots. One has one that actually walks with a surprisingly human-like gait, that's built out of molecules. There are little machines doing things in experimental bases. The most exciting opportunity is actually to go inside the hmuan body and perform therapeutic and dgsiotanic fnicntous. And this is less futuristic than it may sound. These things have already been done in animals.

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Miniaturization — we're shrinking the size of technology at an exponential rate, both wired and wireless. These are some designs from Eric Drexler's book — which we're now showing are feasible with super-computing ___________, where actually there are scientists ________ molecule-scale robots. One has one that actually walks with a surprisingly human-like gait, that's built out of molecules. There are little machines doing things in experimental bases. The most exciting opportunity is actually to go inside the _____ body and perform therapeutic and __________ _________. And this is less futuristic than it may sound. These things have already been done in animals.

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  1. human
  2. functions
  3. simulations
  4. diagnostic
  5. building

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Miniaturization — we're shrinking the size of technology at an exponential rate, both wired and wireless. These are some designs from Eric Drexler's book — which we're now showing are feasible with super-computing simulations, where actually there are scientists building molecule-scale robots. One has one that actually walks with a surprisingly human-like gait, that's built out of molecules. There are little machines doing things in experimental bases. The most exciting opportunity is actually to go inside the human body and perform therapeutic and diagnostic functions. And this is less futuristic than it may sound. These things have already been done in animals.

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