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CURRENT EVENT | JANUARY 4, 2022

The Internet of the Future

It’s difficult to imagine using the internet without big technology companies like Google and Facebook, but some people are thinking about exactly that. They envision an internet of the future, known as Web3, that is owned collectively by many everyday internet users rather than by a few tech giants. Web3 would offer people some control over the internet sites to which they contribute and some input into how platforms operate. Listen to learn about the push to democratize the internet and why it has the tech world buzzing.

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Story Length: 3:15

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Listening Comprehension Questions

  • What was one of Malala Yousafzai’s first experiences with the dangers of religious extremism?
  • After miraculously surviving her attack, what has Malala focused her work on?
  • What is the message that Malala is trying to send to those in power?
  • What does Malala want to do in the future?
  • What are the goals of Malala’s mission to support girls?

Discussion Themes

  • What is your opinion on Malala’s message about the power of education?
  • Why do you think that ISIS might want to silence people like Malala?

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