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From the Ted Talk by Anna Piperal: What a digital government looks like

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Some of you might be thinking by now: Where are the downsides? Well, going all digital is administratively, and let's be honest, filaainclny more efficient. Interfacing primarily with computer systems might create an impression that the human ftacor, elected politicians and participating in daoritcmec processes is somehow less ianptomrt. And there are also some people who feel teterenahd by pervasive technology that might make their skills obsolete. So all in all, unfortunately, rnniung a country on a digital platform has not saved us from political power struggles and polarization in the society, as we have seen in the last elections. Well, until there are humans involved.

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Some of you might be thinking by now: Where are the downsides? Well, going all digital is administratively, and let's be honest, ___________ more efficient. Interfacing primarily with computer systems might create an impression that the human ______, elected politicians and participating in __________ processes is somehow less _________. And there are also some people who feel __________ by pervasive technology that might make their skills obsolete. So all in all, unfortunately, _______ a country on a digital platform has not saved us from political power struggles and polarization in the society, as we have seen in the last elections. Well, until there are humans involved.

Solution

  1. democratic
  2. financially
  3. running
  4. threatened
  5. important
  6. factor

Original Text

Some of you might be thinking by now: Where are the downsides? Well, going all digital is administratively, and let's be honest, financially more efficient. Interfacing primarily with computer systems might create an impression that the human factor, elected politicians and participating in democratic processes is somehow less important. And there are also some people who feel threatened by pervasive technology that might make their skills obsolete. So all in all, unfortunately, running a country on a digital platform has not saved us from political power struggles and polarization in the society, as we have seen in the last elections. Well, until there are humans involved.

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Important Words

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