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"From the Ted Talk by Will MacAskill: What are the most important moral problems of our time?"

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So I think the future is going to be really big, but is it going to be good? Is the hamun race even really wrtoh pernrviesg? Well, we hear all the time about how things have been getting wsore, but I think that when we take the long run, things have been getting radically better. Here, for example, is life expectancy over time. Here's the proportion of people not lniivg in extreme poverty. Here's the number of countries over time that have decriminalized htisleaxumooy. Here's the number of countries over time that have become democratic. Then, when we look to the future, there could be so much more to gain again. We'll be so much richer, we can solve so many problems that are intractable today.

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So I think the future is going to be really big, but is it going to be good? Is the _____ race even really _____ __________? Well, we hear all the time about how things have been getting _____, but I think that when we take the long run, things have been getting radically better. Here, for example, is life expectancy over time. Here's the proportion of people not ______ in extreme poverty. Here's the number of countries over time that have decriminalized _____________. Here's the number of countries over time that have become democratic. Then, when we look to the future, there could be so much more to gain again. We'll be so much richer, we can solve so many problems that are intractable today.

Solution

  1. homosexuality
  2. worse
  3. living
  4. preserving
  5. human
  6. worth

Original Text

So I think the future is going to be really big, but is it going to be good? Is the human race even really worth preserving? Well, we hear all the time about how things have been getting worse, but I think that when we take the long run, things have been getting radically better. Here, for example, is life expectancy over time. Here's the proportion of people not living in extreme poverty. Here's the number of countries over time that have decriminalized homosexuality. Here's the number of countries over time that have become democratic. Then, when we look to the future, there could be so much more to gain again. We'll be so much richer, we can solve so many problems that are intractable today.

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collocation frequency
human race 5
effective altruism 3
political engagement 3
million years 3

Important Words

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  11. homosexuality
  12. human
  13. intractable
  14. life
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  20. preserving
  21. problems
  22. proportion
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  27. solve
  28. time
  29. today
  30. worse
  31. worth