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"From the Ted Talk by Jamais Cascio: Tools for a better world"

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It's kind of exciting to think about what might be accomplished if something like this ever existed. We'd have a far better — far better knowledge of what's happening on our planet environmentally than could be gathered with satellites and a handful of gvnnmeoert sensor nets alone. It would be a collaborative, bottom-up apocparh to environmental aewensras and prtcooiten, able to respond to emerging cecnnors in a srmat mobs kind of way — and if you need gteerar sensor density, just have more people show up. And most important, you can't ignore how important mobile phones are to global youth. This is a sytsem that could put the next generation at the front lines of gathering environmental data. And as we work to figure out ways to mitigate the worst effects of climate disruption, every little bit of information matters. A system like Earth Witness would be a tool for all of us to participate in the ievormmnpet of our knowledge and, ultimately, the improvement of the paenlt itself.

Open Cloze

It's kind of exciting to think about what might be accomplished if something like this ever existed. We'd have a far better — far better knowledge of what's happening on our planet environmentally than could be gathered with satellites and a handful of __________ sensor nets alone. It would be a collaborative, bottom-up ________ to environmental _________ and __________, able to respond to emerging ________ in a _____ mobs kind of way — and if you need _______ sensor density, just have more people show up. And most important, you can't ignore how important mobile phones are to global youth. This is a ______ that could put the next generation at the front lines of gathering environmental data. And as we work to figure out ways to mitigate the worst effects of climate disruption, every little bit of information matters. A system like Earth Witness would be a tool for all of us to participate in the ___________ of our knowledge and, ultimately, the improvement of the ______ itself.

Solution

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  2. planet
  3. greater
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  5. concerns
  6. awareness
  7. protection
  8. system
  9. government
  10. improvement

Original Text

It's kind of exciting to think about what might be accomplished if something like this ever existed. We'd have a far better — far better knowledge of what's happening on our planet environmentally than could be gathered with satellites and a handful of government sensor nets alone. It would be a collaborative, bottom-up approach to environmental awareness and protection, able to respond to emerging concerns in a smart mobs kind of way — and if you need greater sensor density, just have more people show up. And most important, you can't ignore how important mobile phones are to global youth. This is a system that could put the next generation at the front lines of gathering environmental data. And as we work to figure out ways to mitigate the worst effects of climate disruption, every little bit of information matters. A system like Earth Witness would be a tool for all of us to participate in the improvement of our knowledge and, ultimately, the improvement of the planet itself.

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