Re: Posthuman Language

From: G.P. (
Date: Tue Nov 27 2001 - 00:02:55 MST

In my opinion we already have all necessary features in today's
English and all other languages. We can already say "I am sure that
MIT is in Cambridge", "chocolate tastes better than vanilla to me",
"There are rumors that Jessica is going out with Billy". Same in all
languages and dialects I know. Current languages had to "evolve" all
constructs that can help dealing with everyday's life. I cannot think
of a shade of meaning that cannot be expressed by suitable words. Of
course future posthuman societies will probably have other concerns
for which they will need new language, engineered or evolved from
current languages (more likely in my opinion).

On Mon, 26 Nov 2001 22:28:45 -0500, you wrote:

> Have there been any discussions about new
>languages for use by posthumans who aren't advanced enough to just drop
>audio communication? ... So I could say that "MIT nu is in Cambridge"
>for something that appears certain, or "chocolate mo is better than
>vanilla" for something that is really subjective, or "Jessica nal is going
>out with Billy" for something that my best friend's cousin's former
>roommate heard in a bar. ...

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