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Vocabulary quiz about modern technologies and people at the same time who can`t be replaced by robots
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A speaker tells us about human beings in the digital world and their behaviour here.
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12 minutes 24 seconds
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Lectures (e.g. TED talks)
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Listening comprehension
The above lesson is a great teaching resource for:Advanced (C1)
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This resource is intended for:High schoolers
High schoolers
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I got invited to an exclusive resort to deliver a talk about thefuture to what I assumed would be a couple of hundred tech …
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They werebillionaires.
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Virtual reality orreality?
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These tech billionaires were asking afor advice on where to put their doomsday bunkers.
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"How do I maintain control of mystaff after the event?
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… and more importantly, makes their money
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these are the wealthiest, most powerful men in the world, yet they see themselves asto influence the future.
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And these are the winners of the
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(Laughter) The digital renaissance was about theof the collective human imagination.
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We believed that human beings connected could create any future we could
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And the digital future became
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And only the investors whothe best scenario-planners and futurists would be able to survive the wave.
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And so the future changed from this thing we create together in the present to something wein some kind of a zero-sum …
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And when things get that competitive about the future, humans are no longerour creativity.
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Because they can use the data
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So we ended up with a digital landscape that reallycreativity,novelty, it repressed what makes us most human.
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No, social media is about using ourto predict our future behavior.
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Or when necessary, to influence our future behavior so that we act moreour statistical profiles.
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all the people.
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… where's the button on the ridefor the drivers to talk to one another about their working conditions or to unionize?
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Even our videoconferencing tools, they don't allow us toreal
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… they don't work, you can't see if someone's breath isyours.
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" And we don't blame the technology for that lack of
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You know, even the technologies and the digital initiatives that we have to promote humans, are intenselyat the core.
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The blockchain is here to help us have a greateconomy?
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Or themovement.
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Education wasfor a job well done.
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Or the intelligence to be able todemocracy.
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And the worst of all really is the humane
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Now they've seen the error of their ways and they want to make technology more
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But when I hear the expressionI think about cage-free chickens or something.
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… "I need to earn enough money now, so I canmyself from the world I'm creating by earning money in this way.
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… they can'tthe slavery and pollution that was caused through the manufacture of the very device.
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… we like to think that he made thein order to spare his slaves all that labor of carrying the food up to the dining …
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It's part of an ethos that says,are the problem andis the solution.
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We have to stop using technology to optimize human beings for theand start optimizing technology for the
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But that's a really hard argument to make these days, because humans are not
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Watch television, all the sci-fi shows are about howare better and nicer than people.
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"What's really the difference between thatand me?
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(Laughter) And don't even get me started on the
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And the only option for people at that point is toevolutionaryour successor and fade into the background.
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We canambiguity, we understand paradox, we're conscious, we're weird, we're quirky.
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OK, I'm on
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If human beings are the most evolved species, it's because we have the most evolved ways ofand
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And now I feel like I'm the last guy who remembers what life was like before
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It's a matter of retrieving the values that we're in danger of leaving behind and thenthem in the digital infrastructure …
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And that's notscience.
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… distributeas wide as possible.
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It means building platforms that don't repress our creativity and novelty in the name of prediction but actuallycreativity …
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We may not bebut whatever happens, at least you won't be alone.
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… and those tech billionaires who wanted to know how tocontrol of their security force after the apocalypse,
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