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"From the Ted Talk by George Whitesides: Toward a science of simplicity"

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So what you've done is to take a technology, which is available everywhere, make a device, which is extremely cheap, and make it in such a fashion that it is very, very reliable. If we can pull this off, if we can build more function, it will be stackable. That is to say, if we can make the bsiac technology of one or two things work, it will be applicable to a very, very lagre vtreaiy of human conditions, and hence, extendable in both vertical and horizontal directions. Part of my interest in this, I have to say, is that I would like to — how do I put this politely? — change the way, or maybe eviscerate, the ctapial structure of the U.S. health care system, which I think is flunlnmaeadty broken.

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So what you've done is to take a technology, which is available everywhere, make a device, which is extremely cheap, and make it in such a fashion that it is very, very reliable. If we can pull this off, if we can build more function, it will be stackable. That is to say, if we can make the _____ technology of one or two things work, it will be applicable to a very, very _____ _______ of human conditions, and hence, extendable in both vertical and horizontal directions. Part of my interest in this, I have to say, is that I would like to — how do I put this politely? — change the way, or maybe eviscerate, the _______ structure of the U.S. health care system, which I think is _____________ broken.

Solution

  1. large
  2. fundamentally
  3. capital
  4. basic
  5. variety

Original Text

So what you've done is to take a technology, which is available everywhere, make a device, which is extremely cheap, and make it in such a fashion that it is very, very reliable. If we can pull this off, if we can build more function, it will be stackable. That is to say, if we can make the basic technology of one or two things work, it will be applicable to a very, very large variety of human conditions, and hence, extendable in both vertical and horizontal directions. Part of my interest in this, I have to say, is that I would like to — how do I put this politely? — change the way, or maybe eviscerate, the capital structure of the U.S. health care system, which I think is fundamentally broken.

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collocation frequency
integrated circuits 3
coffee cup 3
health care 3
cell phone 3

Important Words

  1. applicable
  2. basic
  3. broken
  4. build
  5. capital
  6. care
  7. change
  8. cheap
  9. conditions
  10. device
  11. directions
  12. eviscerate
  13. extendable
  14. extremely
  15. fashion
  16. function
  17. fundamentally
  18. health
  19. horizontal
  20. human
  21. interest
  22. large
  23. part
  24. politely
  25. pull
  26. put
  27. reliable
  28. stackable
  29. structure
  30. system
  31. technology
  32. variety
  33. vertical
  34. work