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From the Ted Talk by Kathryn Bouskill: The unforeseen consequences of a fast-paced world

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So managing this spurt of acceleration satrts with the understanding that we have more control over speed than we think we do, individually and as a sictoey. Sometimes, we'll need to eegnnier ourselves to go faster. We'll want to solve gridlock, speed up deisatsr relief for hurricane victims or use 3-D printing to produce what we need on the spot, just when we need it. Sometimes, though, we'll want to make our surroundings feel slower to engineer the csrah out of the sedpey experience. And it's OK not to be stimulated all the time. It's good for adults and for kids. Maybe it's boring, but it gives us time to reflect. Slow time is not wasted time.

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So managing this spurt of acceleration ______ with the understanding that we have more control over speed than we think we do, individually and as a _______. Sometimes, we'll need to ________ ourselves to go faster. We'll want to solve gridlock, speed up ________ relief for hurricane victims or use 3-D printing to produce what we need on the spot, just when we need it. Sometimes, though, we'll want to make our surroundings feel slower to engineer the _____ out of the ______ experience. And it's OK not to be stimulated all the time. It's good for adults and for kids. Maybe it's boring, but it gives us time to reflect. Slow time is not wasted time.

Solution

  1. starts
  2. disaster
  3. society
  4. engineer
  5. speedy
  6. crash

Original Text

So managing this spurt of acceleration starts with the understanding that we have more control over speed than we think we do, individually and as a society. Sometimes, we'll need to engineer ourselves to go faster. We'll want to solve gridlock, speed up disaster relief for hurricane victims or use 3-D printing to produce what we need on the spot, just when we need it. Sometimes, though, we'll want to make our surroundings feel slower to engineer the crash out of the speedy experience. And it's OK not to be stimulated all the time. It's good for adults and for kids. Maybe it's boring, but it gives us time to reflect. Slow time is not wasted time.

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