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From the Ted Talk by Sam Rodriques: What we'll learn about the brain in the next century

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But we weren't quite there yet. Because these technologies were still restricted to medical applications, which menat that we were studying sick brains, not healthy brains. Because no matter how safe your technology is, you can't stick something into someone's brain for research purposes. They have to want it. And why would they want it? Because as soon as you have an electrical cntoineocn to the bairn, you can use it to hook the brain up to a computer. Oh, well, you know, the general public was very skeptical at first. I mean, who wants to hook their brain up to their cmretupos? Well just iimnage being able to send an email with a thought.

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But we weren't quite there yet. Because these technologies were still restricted to medical applications, which _____ that we were studying sick brains, not healthy brains. Because no matter how safe your technology is, you can't stick something into someone's brain for research purposes. They have to want it. And why would they want it? Because as soon as you have an electrical __________ to the _____, you can use it to hook the brain up to a computer. Oh, well, you know, the general public was very skeptical at first. I mean, who wants to hook their brain up to their _________? Well just _______ being able to send an email with a thought.

Solution

  1. brain
  2. imagine
  3. connection
  4. computers
  5. meant

Original Text

But we weren't quite there yet. Because these technologies were still restricted to medical applications, which meant that we were studying sick brains, not healthy brains. Because no matter how safe your technology is, you can't stick something into someone's brain for research purposes. They have to want it. And why would they want it? Because as soon as you have an electrical connection to the brain, you can use it to hook the brain up to a computer. Oh, well, you know, the general public was very skeptical at first. I mean, who wants to hook their brain up to their computers? Well just imagine being able to send an email with a thought.

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