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From the Ted Talk by Jack Dangermond: How a geospatial nervous system could help us design a better future

Unscramble the Blue Letters

JD: I grew up as a young kid in a nursery, my parents were svrteans, and they started a little nursery to help put me through school, that's the way I saw it. They were immigrants and they grew plants. They were attracted to landscaping, which I grew up understanding, so I went to design school, first environmental design shcool and then lpsndacae architecture and then city planning. And in that progression, I came to unrtsanded very clearly the idea of problem-solving, because that's what dgisen really is about, you see a problem and you come up, cveatlirey, with something that solves the problem. And at Harvard, I started to get egnegad with systems and computing. And I raizleed, wow, this was in the '60s, you know, when the environmental movement was still just in its birthing, I saw, "Wow, you could actually apply tech to eomvtnnrenail design." And so this idealism that often happens when you're in school, you know, "I can really do something!" — well, I loved the idea of taking systems theories and technology and applying it to environmental design problem-solving.

Open Cloze

JD: I grew up as a young kid in a nursery, my parents were ________, and they started a little nursery to help put me through school, that's the way I saw it. They were immigrants and they grew plants. They were attracted to landscaping, which I grew up understanding, so I went to design school, first environmental design ______ and then _________ architecture and then city planning. And in that progression, I came to __________ very clearly the idea of problem-solving, because that's what ______ really is about, you see a problem and you come up, __________, with something that solves the problem. And at Harvard, I started to get _______ with systems and computing. And I ________, wow, this was in the '60s, you know, when the environmental movement was still just in its birthing, I saw, "Wow, you could actually apply tech to _____________ design." And so this idealism that often happens when you're in school, you know, "I can really do something!" — well, I loved the idea of taking systems theories and technology and applying it to environmental design problem-solving.

Solution

  1. school
  2. landscape
  3. environmental
  4. realized
  5. design
  6. creatively
  7. servants
  8. engaged
  9. understand

Original Text

JD: I grew up as a young kid in a nursery, my parents were servants, and they started a little nursery to help put me through school, that's the way I saw it. They were immigrants and they grew plants. They were attracted to landscaping, which I grew up understanding, so I went to design school, first environmental design school and then landscape architecture and then city planning. And in that progression, I came to understand very clearly the idea of problem-solving, because that's what design really is about, you see a problem and you come up, creatively, with something that solves the problem. And at Harvard, I started to get engaged with systems and computing. And I realized, wow, this was in the '60s, you know, when the environmental movement was still just in its birthing, I saw, "Wow, you could actually apply tech to environmental design." And so this idealism that often happens when you're in school, you know, "I can really do something!" — well, I loved the idea of taking systems theories and technology and applying it to environmental design problem-solving.

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