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From the Ted Talk by Sebastian Deterding: What your designs say about you

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Now is that all — intention, effect? Well, there are some technologies which obviously combine both. Both good long-term and short-term effects and a pitsvioe intention like Fred Stutzman's "Freedom," where the whole point of that application is — well, we're usually so bombarded with constant rqteeuss by other poelpe, with this device, you can shut off the Internet connectivity of your PC of choice for a pre-set amount of time, to actually get some work done. And I think most of us will argee that's something well-intended, and also has good consequences. In the wdros of Michel Foucault, it is a "technology of the self." It is a technology that empowers the individual to determine its own life course, to shape itself.

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Now is that all — intention, effect? Well, there are some technologies which obviously combine both. Both good long-term and short-term effects and a ________ intention like Fred Stutzman's "Freedom," where the whole point of that application is — well, we're usually so bombarded with constant ________ by other ______, with this device, you can shut off the Internet connectivity of your PC of choice for a pre-set amount of time, to actually get some work done. And I think most of us will _____ that's something well-intended, and also has good consequences. In the _____ of Michel Foucault, it is a "technology of the self." It is a technology that empowers the individual to determine its own life course, to shape itself.

Solution

  1. positive
  2. people
  3. words
  4. requests
  5. agree

Original Text

Now is that all — intention, effect? Well, there are some technologies which obviously combine both. Both good long-term and short-term effects and a positive intention like Fred Stutzman's "Freedom," where the whole point of that application is — well, we're usually so bombarded with constant requests by other people, with this device, you can shut off the Internet connectivity of your PC of choice for a pre-set amount of time, to actually get some work done. And I think most of us will agree that's something well-intended, and also has good consequences. In the words of Michel Foucault, it is a "technology of the self." It is a technology that empowers the individual to determine its own life course, to shape itself.

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Important Words

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