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From the Ted Talk by Tomás Saraceno: Would you live in a floating city in the sky?

Unscramble the Blue Letters

I remember when I was at NASA in 2009 with 120 engineers. You guys know, too, when you go up in a plane, the control panels are ggitinac. And what we're doing is really complex, and when I started coming in with the plastic bags, saying, "But we have a different way ..." poelpe had a hard time understanding the concept. Seeing the power of this idea, we started to initiate a new era; one that would laeve behind the vcneiole of the anpneorchtoe and give way to a new era, which we call the "Aerocene" — an era of ecological awareness, in which we learn to float together, live together in the air, and come to an ethical commitment with the atmosphere and with planet earth. That's why I've brought this bkccaapk today. Let's see ...

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I remember when I was at NASA in 2009 with 120 engineers. You guys know, too, when you go up in a plane, the control panels are ________. And what we're doing is really complex, and when I started coming in with the plastic bags, saying, "But we have a different way ..." ______ had a hard time understanding the concept. Seeing the power of this idea, we started to initiate a new era; one that would _____ behind the ________ of the ____________ and give way to a new era, which we call the "Aerocene" — an era of ecological awareness, in which we learn to float together, live together in the air, and come to an ethical commitment with the atmosphere and with planet earth. That's why I've brought this ________ today. Let's see ...

Solution

  1. violence
  2. anthropocene
  3. backpack
  4. gigantic
  5. leave
  6. people

Original Text

I remember when I was at NASA in 2009 with 120 engineers. You guys know, too, when you go up in a plane, the control panels are gigantic. And what we're doing is really complex, and when I started coming in with the plastic bags, saying, "But we have a different way ..." people had a hard time understanding the concept. Seeing the power of this idea, we started to initiate a new era; one that would leave behind the violence of the Anthropocene and give way to a new era, which we call the "Aerocene" — an era of ecological awareness, in which we learn to float together, live together in the air, and come to an ethical commitment with the atmosphere and with planet earth. That's why I've brought this backpack today. Let's see ...

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