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"From the Ted Talk by Harald Haas: Wireless data from every light bulb"

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Do you know that we have 1.4 miollin cellular radio masts deployed worldwide? And these are base sotantis. And we also have more than five billion of these devices here. These are cllauelr mobile phones. And with these mobile phones, we transmit more than 600 terabytes of data every month. This is a 6 with 14 zeroes — a very large number. And wireless communications has become a utility like electricity and water. We use it everyday. We use it in our eydvraey lives now — in our private lives, in our business lives. And we even have to be asked sometimes, very kindly, to switch off the mobile phone at events like this for good reasons. And it's this iamrcntope why I decided to look into the issues that this technology has, because it's so fundamental to our lvies.

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Do you know that we have 1.4 _______ cellular radio masts deployed worldwide? And these are base ________. And we also have more than five billion of these devices here. These are ________ mobile phones. And with these mobile phones, we transmit more than 600 terabytes of data every month. This is a 6 with 14 zeroes — a very large number. And wireless communications has become a utility like electricity and water. We use it everyday. We use it in our ________ lives now — in our private lives, in our business lives. And we even have to be asked sometimes, very kindly, to switch off the mobile phone at events like this for good reasons. And it's this __________ why I decided to look into the issues that this technology has, because it's so fundamental to our _____.

Solution

  1. stations
  2. importance
  3. million
  4. lives
  5. cellular
  6. everyday

Original Text

Do you know that we have 1.4 million cellular radio masts deployed worldwide? And these are base stations. And we also have more than five billion of these devices here. These are cellular mobile phones. And with these mobile phones, we transmit more than 600 terabytes of data every month. This is a 6 with 14 zeroes — a very large number. And wireless communications has become a utility like electricity and water. We use it everyday. We use it in our everyday lives now — in our private lives, in our business lives. And we even have to be asked sometimes, very kindly, to switch off the mobile phone at events like this for good reasons. And it's this importance why I decided to look into the issues that this technology has, because it's so fundamental to our lives.

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collocation frequency
light bulbs 8
radio waves 6
wireless data 5
visible light 4
base stations 4
transmit data 3
speed data 3
light spectrum 3
light bulb 3
led light 3
data transmission 3
data stream 3

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collocation frequency
visible light spectrum 3

Important Words

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  3. billion
  4. business
  5. cellular
  6. communications
  7. data
  8. decided
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  10. devices
  11. electricity
  12. events
  13. everyday
  14. fundamental
  15. good
  16. importance
  17. issues
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  19. large
  20. lives
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  22. million
  23. mobile
  24. month
  25. number
  26. phone
  27. phones
  28. private
  29. radio
  30. reasons
  31. stations
  32. switch
  33. technology
  34. terabytes
  35. transmit
  36. utility
  37. water
  38. wireless
  39. worldwide
  40. zeroes