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

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Miniaturization — we're shkrniing the size of tgoneholcy at an exponential rate, both wired and wireless. These are some dnesigs from Eric Drexler's book — which we're now showing are flbiesae 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 dtsoginiac functions. And this is less futuristic than it may sound. These things have already been done in animals.

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Miniaturization — we're _________ the size of __________ at an exponential rate, both wired and wireless. These are some _______ from Eric Drexler's book — which we're now showing are ________ 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 __________ functions. And this is less futuristic than it may sound. These things have already been done in animals.

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  1. diagnostic
  2. technology
  3. feasible
  4. shrinking
  5. designs

Original Text

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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