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Comment on Is Language a Window into Human Nature?

Wildcat Sun, Nov 22, 2009
@Olena: The point of course is that thought sharing if and when it will arrive (you can bet that in the coming decades if not earlier such technopathy- technological induced telepathy, will be commonplace) will not be a replacement for language but an enhanced feature of our cultural and social lives. Honesty has nothing to do with it, we do not have to agree on everything, we could share our thoughts, minds and feelings and visions, if and when it suits us, of course the technology for choosing which thoughts to divulge in public or to intimate friends and colleagues need be embedded. The issue which we need address is one of layering, sophistication and learned skills of subtle communication, indeed the privacy control buttons on a technopathy will need be clear and have a very friendly UIX. The need for a new and improved language could be alleviated a bit if I could as an example transmit to you directly the complex thoughts I have about language.. ☺

btw, exquisite quote from Xenocide, a very enlightening book indeed and one of my fav sci-fi reads.