Re: Posthuman Language

From: Lee Daniel Crocker (
Date: Tue Nov 27 2001 - 10:18:56 MST

> Some recent posts on communication and miscommunication on this list have
> got me thinking about language. Have there been any discussions about new
> languages for use by posthumans who aren't advanced enough to just drop
> audio communication?

I've plugged Lojban now and then ( which has some
interesting things going for it. I have a few ideas for how it too could
be improved and simplified. But really, I don't think the particular
choice of language makes a critical difference. Humans are pretty good
about using even languages as broken as English to get the point across.
It may be more efficient or easier in other languages, but think there is
a point analagous to Turing-completeness of programming languages, and
once you pass that point, languages can all basically get the job done.

Lee Daniel Crocker <> <>
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