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"From the Ted Talk by Barry Schwartz: The way we think about work is broken"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

So the question is, "Why?" And here's the answer: the awesnr is technology. Now, I know, I know — yeah, yeah, yeah, tenoolcghy, automation screws people, blah blah — that's not what I mean. I'm not talking about the kind of technology that has enveloped our lvies, and that people come to TED to hear about. I'm not talking about the technology of things, profound though that is. I'm talking about another technology. I'm talking about the technology of ideas. I call it, "idea technology" — how cevelr of me.

Open Cloze

So the question is, "Why?" And here's the answer: the ______ is technology. Now, I know, I know — yeah, yeah, yeah, __________, automation screws people, blah blah — that's not what I mean. I'm not talking about the kind of technology that has enveloped our _____, and that people come to TED to hear about. I'm not talking about the technology of things, profound though that is. I'm talking about another technology. I'm talking about the technology of ideas. I call it, "idea technology" — how ______ of me.

Solution

  1. answer
  2. technology
  3. clever
  4. lives

Original Text

So the question is, "Why?" And here's the answer: the answer is technology. Now, I know, I know — yeah, yeah, yeah, technology, automation screws people, blah blah — that's not what I mean. I'm not talking about the kind of technology that has enveloped our lives, and that people come to TED to hear about. I'm not talking about the technology of things, profound though that is. I'm talking about another technology. I'm talking about the technology of ideas. I call it, "idea technology" — how clever of me.

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human nature 9
human beings 5
idea technology 3
false ideas 3
adam smith 3

Important Words

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  2. automation
  3. blah
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  5. clever
  6. enveloped
  7. hear
  8. ideas
  9. kind
  10. lives
  11. people
  12. profound
  13. question
  14. screws
  15. talking
  16. technology
  17. ted
  18. yeah