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"From the Ted Talk by David Lee: Why jobs of the future won't feel like work"

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The good news is that we have faced down and recovered two mass eoitxitnncs of jobs before. From 1870 to 1970, the percent of acrmaein workers based on farms fell by 90 percent, and then again from 1950 to 2010, the percent of Americans working in fceatrios fell by 75 percent. The clalehgne we face this time, however, is one of time. We had a hundred yaers to move from farms to factories, and then 60 years to fully build out a service economy. The rate of change today suggests that we may only have 10 or 15 years to adjust, and if we don't react fast enough, that means by the time today's elementary-school students are college-aged, we could be lnivig in a world that's robotic, largely ulymoeepnd and stuck in kind of un-great deosispern.

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The good news is that we have faced down and recovered two mass ___________ of jobs before. From 1870 to 1970, the percent of ________ workers based on farms fell by 90 percent, and then again from 1950 to 2010, the percent of Americans working in _________ fell by 75 percent. The _________ we face this time, however, is one of time. We had a hundred _____ to move from farms to factories, and then 60 years to fully build out a service economy. The rate of change today suggests that we may only have 10 or 15 years to adjust, and if we don't react fast enough, that means by the time today's elementary-school students are college-aged, we could be ______ in a world that's robotic, largely __________ and stuck in kind of un-great __________.

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  3. american
  4. challenge
  5. extinctions
  6. unemployed
  7. factories
  8. years

Original Text

The good news is that we have faced down and recovered two mass extinctions of jobs before. From 1870 to 1970, the percent of American workers based on farms fell by 90 percent, and then again from 1950 to 2010, the percent of Americans working in factories fell by 75 percent. The challenge we face this time, however, is one of time. We had a hundred years to move from farms to factories, and then 60 years to fully build out a service economy. The rate of change today suggests that we may only have 10 or 15 years to adjust, and if we don't react fast enough, that means by the time today's elementary-school students are college-aged, we could be living in a world that's robotic, largely unemployed and stuck in kind of un-great depression.

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