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From the Ted Talk by Chuck Nice: A funny look at the unintended consequences of technology

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Can't talk about this without talking about roboctis. OK? Remember when you thought robotics were cool? I rmmebeer when I thought robotics were cool, until I figured out that they were going to take everybody's place, from the delivery guy down to the haert surgeon. The one thing, though, that is very disappointing about robotics is the holy grail of robotics, and it hasn't even happened. I'm talking about the rboot glnreifrid, the dream of one lonely geek in a windowless basement who vowed one day: "I am going to marry my creation." And there actually is a movement underway to stop this from happening, for fear of exploitation. And I, for one, am against that movement. I believe we should have robot girlfriends. I just believe that they should come with a fseiinmt protocol and artificial intelligence, so she can take one look at that guy and go, "I am too good for you. I'm lnivaeg."

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Can't talk about this without talking about ________. OK? Remember when you thought robotics were cool? I ________ when I thought robotics were cool, until I figured out that they were going to take everybody's place, from the delivery guy down to the _____ surgeon. The one thing, though, that is very disappointing about robotics is the holy grail of robotics, and it hasn't even happened. I'm talking about the _____ __________, the dream of one lonely geek in a windowless basement who vowed one day: "I am going to marry my creation." And there actually is a movement underway to stop this from happening, for fear of exploitation. And I, for one, am against that movement. I believe we should have robot girlfriends. I just believe that they should come with a ________ protocol and artificial intelligence, so she can take one look at that guy and go, "I am too good for you. I'm _______."

Solution

  1. feminist
  2. heart
  3. robot
  4. leaving
  5. remember
  6. robotics
  7. girlfriend

Original Text

Can't talk about this without talking about robotics. OK? Remember when you thought robotics were cool? I remember when I thought robotics were cool, until I figured out that they were going to take everybody's place, from the delivery guy down to the heart surgeon. The one thing, though, that is very disappointing about robotics is the holy grail of robotics, and it hasn't even happened. I'm talking about the robot girlfriend, the dream of one lonely geek in a windowless basement who vowed one day: "I am going to marry my creation." And there actually is a movement underway to stop this from happening, for fear of exploitation. And I, for one, am against that movement. I believe we should have robot girlfriends. I just believe that they should come with a feminist protocol and artificial intelligence, so she can take one look at that guy and go, "I am too good for you. I'm leaving."

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