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"From the Ted Talk by Gregory Stock: To upgrade is human"

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The second is modifying our emotions. I mean riailtn, Viagra, things of that sort, pzoarc. You know, this is just clumsy little baby steps. What if you could take a little concoction of paahcielarcmtus that would make you feel really cnoeettnd, just happy to be you. Are you going to be able to resist that if it doesn't have any overt side effects? Probably not. And if you don't, who are you going to be? Why do you do what you do? We're sort of circumventing evolutionary programs that guide our behavior. It's going to be very challenging to deal with.

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The second is modifying our emotions. I mean _______, Viagra, things of that sort, ______. You know, this is just clumsy little baby steps. What if you could take a little concoction of _______________ that would make you feel really _________, just happy to be you. Are you going to be able to resist that if it doesn't have any overt side effects? Probably not. And if you don't, who are you going to be? Why do you do what you do? We're sort of circumventing evolutionary programs that guide our behavior. It's going to be very challenging to deal with.

Solution

  1. pharmaceuticals
  2. contented
  3. prozac
  4. ritalin

Original Text

The second is modifying our emotions. I mean Ritalin, Viagra, things of that sort, Prozac. You know, this is just clumsy little baby steps. What if you could take a little concoction of pharmaceuticals that would make you feel really contented, just happy to be you. Are you going to be able to resist that if it doesn't have any overt side effects? Probably not. And if you don't, who are you going to be? Why do you do what you do? We're sort of circumventing evolutionary programs that guide our behavior. It's going to be very challenging to deal with.

Important Words

  1. baby
  2. behavior
  3. challenging
  4. circumventing
  5. clumsy
  6. concoction
  7. contented
  8. deal
  9. effects
  10. emotions
  11. evolutionary
  12. feel
  13. guide
  14. happy
  15. modifying
  16. overt
  17. pharmaceuticals
  18. programs
  19. prozac
  20. resist
  21. ritalin
  22. side
  23. sort
  24. steps
  25. viagra