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"From the Ted Talk by Gary Wolf: The quantified self"

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Here's a biometric device: a pair of Apple Earbuds. Last year, Apple filed some patents to get blood oxygenation, haret rate and body temperature via the Earbuds. What is this for? What should it be for? Some people will say it's for biometric security. Some people will say it's for public health research. Some people will say it's for avant-garde marketing rcreaseh. I'd like to tell you that it's also for self-knowledge. And the self isn't the only thing; it's not even most things. The self is just our operation center, our cinussoseocns, our moral cmsoaps. So, if we want to act more effectively in the world, we have to get to know ourselves better.

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Here's a biometric device: a pair of Apple Earbuds. Last year, Apple filed some patents to get blood oxygenation, _____ rate and body temperature via the Earbuds. What is this for? What should it be for? Some people will say it's for biometric security. Some people will say it's for public health research. Some people will say it's for avant-garde marketing ________. I'd like to tell you that it's also for self-knowledge. And the self isn't the only thing; it's not even most things. The self is just our operation center, our _____________, our moral _______. So, if we want to act more effectively in the world, we have to get to know ourselves better.

Solution

  1. compass
  2. research
  3. consciousness
  4. heart

Original Text

Here's a biometric device: a pair of Apple Earbuds. Last year, Apple filed some patents to get blood oxygenation, heart rate and body temperature via the Earbuds. What is this for? What should it be for? Some people will say it's for biometric security. Some people will say it's for public health research. Some people will say it's for avant-garde marketing research. I'd like to tell you that it's also for self-knowledge. And the self isn't the only thing; it's not even most things. The self is just our operation center, our consciousness, our moral compass. So, if we want to act more effectively in the world, we have to get to know ourselves better.

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heart rate 4
sleep tracking 3

Important Words

  1. act
  2. apple
  3. biometric
  4. blood
  5. body
  6. center
  7. compass
  8. consciousness
  9. earbuds
  10. effectively
  11. filed
  12. health
  13. heart
  14. marketing
  15. moral
  16. operation
  17. oxygenation
  18. pair
  19. patents
  20. people
  21. public
  22. rate
  23. research
  24. security
  25. temperature
  26. world
  27. year