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From the Ted Talk by Jeff Hancock: The future of lying

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Now, looking at these three revewis, or these three types of deception, you might think, wow, the Internet is really making us a deceptive species, especially when you think about the Astroturfing, where we can see deception brought up to slace. But actually, what I've been fndiing is very different from that. Now, let's put aside the onilne anonymous sex chatrooms, which I'm sure none of you have been in. I can assure you there's deception there. And let's put aside the Nigerian prince who's emailed you about getting the 43 million out of the country. (Laughter) Let's fegrot about that guy, too. Let's focus on the conversations between our fendirs and our family and our coworkers and our loved ones. Those are the conversations that really matter. What does technology do to deception with those folks?

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Now, looking at these three _______, or these three types of deception, you might think, wow, the Internet is really making us a deceptive species, especially when you think about the Astroturfing, where we can see deception brought up to _____. But actually, what I've been _______ is very different from that. Now, let's put aside the ______ anonymous sex chatrooms, which I'm sure none of you have been in. I can assure you there's deception there. And let's put aside the Nigerian prince who's emailed you about getting the 43 million out of the country. (Laughter) Let's ______ about that guy, too. Let's focus on the conversations between our _______ and our family and our coworkers and our loved ones. Those are the conversations that really matter. What does technology do to deception with those folks?

Solution

  1. forget
  2. friends
  3. reviews
  4. online
  5. scale
  6. finding

Original Text

Now, looking at these three reviews, or these three types of deception, you might think, wow, the Internet is really making us a deceptive species, especially when you think about the Astroturfing, where we can see deception brought up to scale. But actually, what I've been finding is very different from that. Now, let's put aside the online anonymous sex chatrooms, which I'm sure none of you have been in. I can assure you there's deception there. And let's put aside the Nigerian prince who's emailed you about getting the 43 million out of the country. (Laughter) Let's forget about that guy, too. Let's focus on the conversations between our friends and our family and our coworkers and our loved ones. Those are the conversations that really matter. What does technology do to deception with those folks?

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