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"From the Ted Talk by Nita Farahany: When technology can read minds, how will we protect our privacy?"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Think about it. In a wolrd of total brain transparency, who would dare have a politically dissident thought? Or a cviratee one? I worry that people will self-censor in fear of being ostracized by society, or that people will lose their jobs because of their waning attention or emotional instability, or because they're contemplating collective action against their employers. That cminog out will no lnegor be an option, because people's brains will long ago have revealed their sxauel orientation, their political iodolegy or their religious preferences, well before they were ready to consciously share that information with other people.

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Think about it. In a _____ of total brain transparency, who would dare have a politically dissident thought? Or a ________ one? I worry that people will self-censor in fear of being ostracized by society, or that people will lose their jobs because of their waning attention or emotional instability, or because they're contemplating collective action against their employers. That ______ out will no ______ be an option, because people's brains will long ago have revealed their ______ orientation, their political ________ or their religious preferences, well before they were ready to consciously share that information with other people.

Solution

  1. sexual
  2. creative
  3. world
  4. ideology
  5. coming
  6. longer

Original Text

Think about it. In a world of total brain transparency, who would dare have a politically dissident thought? Or a creative one? I worry that people will self-censor in fear of being ostracized by society, or that people will lose their jobs because of their waning attention or emotional instability, or because they're contemplating collective action against their employers. That coming out will no longer be an option, because people's brains will long ago have revealed their sexual orientation, their political ideology or their religious preferences, well before they were ready to consciously share that information with other people.

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brain activity 5
united states 4
human brain 4
iranian government 3
iranian green 3
green movement 3
cognitive liberty 3
mental privacy 3
social security 3

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iranian green movement 3

Important Words

  1. action
  2. attention
  3. brain
  4. brains
  5. collective
  6. coming
  7. consciously
  8. contemplating
  9. creative
  10. dissident
  11. emotional
  12. employers
  13. fear
  14. ideology
  15. information
  16. instability
  17. jobs
  18. long
  19. longer
  20. lose
  21. option
  22. orientation
  23. ostracized
  24. people
  25. political
  26. politically
  27. preferences
  28. ready
  29. religious
  30. revealed
  31. sexual
  32. share
  33. society
  34. thought
  35. total
  36. transparency
  37. waning
  38. world
  39. worry