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From the Ted Talk by Joi Ito: Want to innovate? Become a "now-ist"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

So I did what instinctively felt like the right thing, which was to go onto the Internet and try to frgiue out if I could take matters into my own hands. On the Net, I found there were a lot of other people like me trying to figure out what was going on, and together we sort of loosely formed a gourp and we called it Safecast, and we decided we were going to try to merusae the radiation and get the data out to everybody else, because it was clear that the government wasn't going to be doing this for us.

Open Cloze

So I did what instinctively felt like the right thing, which was to go onto the Internet and try to ______ out if I could take matters into my own hands. On the Net, I found there were a lot of other people like me trying to figure out what was going on, and together we sort of loosely formed a _____ and we called it Safecast, and we decided we were going to try to _______ the radiation and get the data out to everybody else, because it was clear that the government wasn't going to be doing this for us.

Solution

  1. group
  2. measure
  3. figure

Original Text

So I did what instinctively felt like the right thing, which was to go onto the Internet and try to figure out if I could take matters into my own hands. On the Net, I found there were a lot of other people like me trying to figure out what was going on, and together we sort of loosely formed a group and we called it Safecast, and we decided we were going to try to measure the radiation and get the data out to everybody else, because it was clear that the government wasn't going to be doing this for us.

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Important Words

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