posted on Feb, 4 2014 @ 01:32 PM
So a system that uses the building blocks of the ENGLISH language can be used to create a new system of communication better than english?
The reality is English is a pretty stinking good method for communicating when people do not pervert the language in a deliberate and purposeful
manner to make coherent and detailed communication of complex concepts and ideas nearly impossible. So maybe we should focus on why exactly certain
people and groups seem so intent on creating a very 1984'esque real life version of NEWSPEAK out of the English language.
This is not to say that I"m against linguistic drift or the making of new words, both of which are essential and inevitable in a dynamic society.
However If you just take a look at the word "RIGHTS" which used to have a very specific definition and meaning especially in the legal realm.
However we now have a president who is supposedly a constitutional law expert telling people they have "the right to feel safe". Not only is this
not the case but you don't have the right to FEEL anything! So why is the word rights being perverted?
Another unfortunate situation though is the degradation of the total words in an average person's vocabulary. The more meanings a single word can
have the more said meaning depends on connotation, regional dialect, verbal and nonverbal cuing, and et cetera! In this way small vocabularies
contribute to confusion and an inability to convey a message exactly as you intend it to be conveyed.
What makes this exciting though is the brain computer interface aspect of it. Now if we can decode slowly but surely the exact way in which our eyes
and ears pipe data into the brain and how the brain decodes it to make you see it... we could open up a whole new world of amazing and scary
applications! Same with limb and other voluntary movements.