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From the Ted Talk by Stephen Wilkes: The passing of time, caught in a single photo

Unscramble the Blue Letters

This was a perfect example. I call it "Sacré-Coeur Selfie." I watched over 15 hours all these ppoele not even look at Sacré-Coeur. They were more interested in using it as a backdrop. They would walk up, take a ptruice, and then walk away. And I found this to be an atloulbsey extraordinary example, a powerful disconnect between what we think the human experience is versus what the human experience is evolving into. The act of sharing has suddenly become more iomrptnat than the experience itself. (Applause)

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This was a perfect example. I call it "Sacré-Coeur Selfie." I watched over 15 hours all these ______ not even look at Sacré-Coeur. They were more interested in using it as a backdrop. They would walk up, take a _______, and then walk away. And I found this to be an __________ extraordinary example, a powerful disconnect between what we think the human experience is versus what the human experience is evolving into. The act of sharing has suddenly become more _________ than the experience itself. (Applause)

Solution

  1. picture
  2. people
  3. absolutely
  4. important

Original Text

This was a perfect example. I call it "Sacré-Coeur Selfie." I watched over 15 hours all these people not even look at Sacré-Coeur. They were more interested in using it as a backdrop. They would walk up, take a picture, and then walk away. And I found this to be an absolutely extraordinary example, a powerful disconnect between what we think the human experience is versus what the human experience is evolving into. The act of sharing has suddenly become more important than the experience itself. (Applause)

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Important Words

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