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From the Ted Talk by Dan Dennett: The illusion of consciousness

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Now, let's see if this will work. All right. Let's just watch this. wcath it carefully. I'm working with a young computer-animator documentarian named Nick Deamer, and this is a little demo that he's done for me, part of a larger project some of you may be interested in. We're looking for a bcekar. It's a feature-length documentary on consciousness. OK, now, you all saw what changed, right? How many of you ntieocd that every one of those squares cegnhad color? Every one. I'll just show you by running it again. Even when you know that they're all going to cahnge color, it's very hard to notice. You have to really concentrate to pick up any of the changes at all.

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Now, let's see if this will work. All right. Let's just watch this. _____ it carefully. I'm working with a young computer-animator documentarian named Nick Deamer, and this is a little demo that he's done for me, part of a larger project some of you may be interested in. We're looking for a ______. It's a feature-length documentary on consciousness. OK, now, you all saw what changed, right? How many of you _______ that every one of those squares _______ color? Every one. I'll just show you by running it again. Even when you know that they're all going to ______ color, it's very hard to notice. You have to really concentrate to pick up any of the changes at all.

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  5. backer

Original Text

Now, let's see if this will work. All right. Let's just watch this. Watch it carefully. I'm working with a young computer-animator documentarian named Nick Deamer, and this is a little demo that he's done for me, part of a larger project some of you may be interested in. We're looking for a backer. It's a feature-length documentary on consciousness. OK, now, you all saw what changed, right? How many of you noticed that every one of those squares changed color? Every one. I'll just show you by running it again. Even when you know that they're all going to change color, it's very hard to notice. You have to really concentrate to pick up any of the changes at all.

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