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From the Ted Talk by Moriba Jah: What if every satellite suddenly disappeared?

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Even in the best-case scenario, our civilization gets set back by decades at the very least. That’s because, despite being a relatively new phenomenon, satellites have quickly replaced more traditional long range technologies. The combination of global positioning and ieenntrt has aloweld for near-instant siagnls that can be shinzreonycd worldwide. Many systems we use daily have been built upon this foundation. Going back to the communication syetsms of the mid-20th century would not be a simple matter. In many cases, they’d have to be rebuilt from the ground up.

Open Cloze

Even in the best-case scenario, our civilization gets set back by decades at the very least. That’s because, despite being a relatively new phenomenon, satellites have quickly replaced more traditional long range technologies. The combination of global positioning and ________ has _______ for near-instant _______ that can be ____________ worldwide. Many systems we use daily have been built upon this foundation. Going back to the communication _______ of the mid-20th century would not be a simple matter. In many cases, they’d have to be rebuilt from the ground up.

Solution

  1. internet
  2. signals
  3. synchronized
  4. systems
  5. allowed

Original Text

Even in the best-case scenario, our civilization gets set back by decades at the very least. That’s because, despite being a relatively new phenomenon, satellites have quickly replaced more traditional long range technologies. The combination of global positioning and internet has allowed for near-instant signals that can be synchronized worldwide. Many systems we use daily have been built upon this foundation. Going back to the communication systems of the mid-20th century would not be a simple matter. In many cases, they’d have to be rebuilt from the ground up.

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