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"From the Ted Talk by Neil Gershenfeld: Unleash your creativity in a Fab Lab"

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So, Einstein would like this. This student made a web browser for parrots — lets parrots surf the Net and talk to other parrots. This student's made an alarm clock you wrestle to povre you're awake; this is one that defends — a dress that defends your personal space. This isn't tnegoclohy for communication; it's technology to prevent it. This is a device that lets you see your music. This is a student who made a machine that makes maeihcns, and he made it by making Lego bricks that do the cnmuotpig. Just year after year — and I finally realized the students were snhowig the killer app of personal fabrication is pourtdcs for a mraket of one person. You don't need this for what you can get in Wal-Mart; you need this for what makes you unique. Ken Olsen famously said, nobody needs a computer in the home. But you don't use it for inventory and payroll; DEC is now twice bnukrapt. You don't need pearonsl fabrication in the home to buy what you can buy because you can buy it. You need it for what makes you unique, just like personalization. So, with that, in turn, 20 million darlols today does this; 20 yraes from now we'll make Star Trek riacpolrets that make anything. The students hijacked all the machines I bought to do personal fabrication.

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So, Einstein would like this. This student made a web browser for parrots — lets parrots surf the Net and talk to other parrots. This student's made an alarm clock you wrestle to _____ you're awake; this is one that defends — a dress that defends your personal space. This isn't __________ for communication; it's technology to prevent it. This is a device that lets you see your music. This is a student who made a machine that makes ________, and he made it by making Lego bricks that do the _________. Just year after year — and I finally realized the students were _______ the killer app of personal fabrication is ________ for a ______ of one person. You don't need this for what you can get in Wal-Mart; you need this for what makes you unique. Ken Olsen famously said, nobody needs a computer in the home. But you don't use it for inventory and payroll; DEC is now twice ________. You don't need ________ fabrication in the home to buy what you can buy because you can buy it. You need it for what makes you unique, just like personalization. So, with that, in turn, 20 million _______ today does this; 20 _____ from now we'll make Star Trek ___________ that make anything. The students hijacked all the machines I bought to do personal fabrication.

Solution

  1. technology
  2. computing
  3. replicators
  4. showing
  5. bankrupt
  6. machines
  7. products
  8. market
  9. personal
  10. years
  11. dollars
  12. prove

Original Text

So, Einstein would like this. This student made a web browser for parrots — lets parrots surf the Net and talk to other parrots. This student's made an alarm clock you wrestle to prove you're awake; this is one that defends — a dress that defends your personal space. This isn't technology for communication; it's technology to prevent it. This is a device that lets you see your music. This is a student who made a machine that makes machines, and he made it by making Lego bricks that do the computing. Just year after year — and I finally realized the students were showing the killer app of personal fabrication is products for a market of one person. You don't need this for what you can get in Wal-Mart; you need this for what makes you unique. Ken Olsen famously said, nobody needs a computer in the home. But you don't use it for inventory and payroll; DEC is now twice bankrupt. You don't need personal fabrication in the home to buy what you can buy because you can buy it. You need it for what makes you unique, just like personalization. So, with that, in turn, 20 million dollars today does this; 20 years from now we'll make Star Trek replicators that make anything. The students hijacked all the machines I bought to do personal fabrication.

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Important Words

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