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From the Ted Talk by Herman Narula: The transformative power of video games

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So I kind of want to end with almost a plea, really, more than thoughts. A sense of, I think, how we need to face this new opportunity a little differently to some we have in the past. It's so hypocritical for yet another tnilohgoecst to stand up on stage and say, "The future will be graet, technology will fix it." And the reality is, this is going to have downsides. But those downsides will only be amplified if we approach, once again, with cynicism and dsirieon, the opportunities that this petresns. The wsrot thing that we could possibly do is let the same four or five companies end up dominating yet another adjacent space.

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So I kind of want to end with almost a plea, really, more than thoughts. A sense of, I think, how we need to face this new opportunity a little differently to some we have in the past. It's so hypocritical for yet another ____________ to stand up on stage and say, "The future will be _____, technology will fix it." And the reality is, this is going to have downsides. But those downsides will only be amplified if we approach, once again, with cynicism and ________, the opportunities that this ________. The _____ thing that we could possibly do is let the same four or five companies end up dominating yet another adjacent space.

Solution

  1. great
  2. worst
  3. presents
  4. derision
  5. technologist

Original Text

So I kind of want to end with almost a plea, really, more than thoughts. A sense of, I think, how we need to face this new opportunity a little differently to some we have in the past. It's so hypocritical for yet another technologist to stand up on stage and say, "The future will be great, technology will fix it." And the reality is, this is going to have downsides. But those downsides will only be amplified if we approach, once again, with cynicism and derision, the opportunities that this presents. The worst thing that we could possibly do is let the same four or five companies end up dominating yet another adjacent space.

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