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From the Ted Talk by Erika Gregory: The world doesn't need more nuclear weapons

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So, together these two nations did something truly audacious. But the good news is, the global cimmntouy has the ccanhe to do something just as audacious toady. To get rid of nuclear weapons and to end the supply of the materials required to pcudore them, some experts tell me would take 30 years. It would take a renaissance of sorts, the kinds of innovation that, for better or worse, udinerenpnd both the Manhattan Project, which gave rise to nuclear weapons, and the Megatons to Megawatts program. It would take design constraints. These are fundamental to creativity, things like a platform for intraoenitanl collaboration; a date certain, which is a forcing mechanism; and a psiotive vision that inspires action. It would take us to 2045.

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So, together these two nations did something truly audacious. But the good news is, the global _________ has the ______ to do something just as audacious _____. To get rid of nuclear weapons and to end the supply of the materials required to _______ them, some experts tell me would take 30 years. It would take a renaissance of sorts, the kinds of innovation that, for better or worse, ___________ both the Manhattan Project, which gave rise to nuclear weapons, and the Megatons to Megawatts program. It would take design constraints. These are fundamental to creativity, things like a platform for _____________ collaboration; a date certain, which is a forcing mechanism; and a ________ vision that inspires action. It would take us to 2045.

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  2. positive
  3. community
  4. today
  5. international
  6. underpinned
  7. chance

Original Text

So, together these two nations did something truly audacious. But the good news is, the global community has the chance to do something just as audacious today. To get rid of nuclear weapons and to end the supply of the materials required to produce them, some experts tell me would take 30 years. It would take a renaissance of sorts, the kinds of innovation that, for better or worse, underpinned both the Manhattan Project, which gave rise to nuclear weapons, and the Megatons to Megawatts program. It would take design constraints. These are fundamental to creativity, things like a platform for international collaboration; a date certain, which is a forcing mechanism; and a positive vision that inspires action. It would take us to 2045.

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