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From the Ted Talk by Apollo Robbins: The art of misdirection

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Now, for my job, I have to play with techniques to exploit this, to play with your attention as a limited resource. So if I could control how you spend your attention, if I could maybe setal your attention through a distraction. Now, instead of doing it like misdirection and throwing it off to the side, instead, what I choose to focus on is Frank, to be able to play with the Frank inside your head, your scurteiy guard, and get you, instead of fisoucng on your external senses, just to go intreanl for a second.

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Now, for my job, I have to play with techniques to exploit this, to play with your attention as a limited resource. So if I could control how you spend your attention, if I could maybe _____ your attention through a distraction. Now, instead of doing it like misdirection and throwing it off to the side, instead, what I choose to focus on is Frank, to be able to play with the Frank inside your head, your ________ guard, and get you, instead of ________ on your external senses, just to go ________ for a second.

Solution

  1. focusing
  2. security
  3. internal
  4. steal

Original Text

Now, for my job, I have to play with techniques to exploit this, to play with your attention as a limited resource. So if I could control how you spend your attention, if I could maybe steal your attention through a distraction. Now, instead of doing it like misdirection and throwing it off to the side, instead, what I choose to focus on is Frank, to be able to play with the Frank inside your head, your security guard, and get you, instead of focusing on your external senses, just to go internal for a second.

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Important Words

  1. attention
  2. choose
  3. control
  4. distraction
  5. exploit
  6. external
  7. focus
  8. focusing
  9. frank
  10. guard
  11. head
  12. internal
  13. job
  14. limited
  15. misdirection
  16. play
  17. resource
  18. security
  19. senses
  20. side
  21. spend
  22. steal
  23. techniques
  24. throwing