originally posted by: DISRAELI
originally posted by: RAY1990
The future is emojis and maybe the occasional grunt or pointing finger.
In other words, a drastically reduced vocabulary, less capable of communicating subtle or complicated concepts.
I believe you.
For all we know our concept of communication could change drastically in the future.
At one point man evolved complex writing but the brain still had the potential to realise advanced linguistics, we'll always have a brain susceptible
to communication. Regardless of the form it comes in.
1000's of years ago we painted pictures to convey messages across time or languages, the recipient always had to work out what was meant by the
In more recent history we have mistranslations and people who can't grasp the intent of the writer even though they speak the same language.
Today we have emojis, tbh I truly do struggle with them and it's a concept of communication associated with my age group.
What might seem simple can be extremely complex, I know cave painters were just as capable as modern humans and their intent wasn't to make pretty
pictures or to be cool. It was to communicate.
Intent will always be a priority in communication and until we become psychic we will always have flaws in our methods, it's inevitable. I mean, the
Greeks and Romans did OK didn't they?
The hieroglyphic concept was all but forgotten to the West, we still used pictures and we still communicated effectively whilst keeping records and
all those other good things associated with language and civilisation.
Methods can be different.
Vocabulary needn't be the epitome of human communication. In fact it can be overly complex when conveying certain messages.
Ultimately it will always be down to the recipient to understand intent. Either way you look at it a human must use his/her brain to communicate.
Ritual. You could use a million words to describe a ritual and never touch on the intent. That's the kind of thing I'm trying to explain, I know I'm
doing it poorly though.
Emojis might well be the future, even if they are just silly pictures to you or me.