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Is the future of language hieroglyphic?


As a generation of emailers, texters, and tweeters, we seem to be in a kind of language limbo where character count is key, spelling is a sentimental choice, and words are painted with pictures, not the other way around. But one poet proves that the end is not nigh after all – the future is merely a little more…well…hieroglyphic.

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  • Hannah Kim

    Aw what a cute video! I think this is such a interesting take on how language has evolved so much over the past few years.
    A little off topic- but this reminded me of how we often regress to things in the past- which defeats our idea of linear progression and proves it to sometimes be a circle. Like... our language has evolved so much- in the past few years it has evolved to include abbreviations and slang that takes into account amazing technological leaps such as the internet and cellphone. However, wouldn't it be so fascinating if we ended up using pictures as symbols again- like Ancient Egyptians or cavemen? Our "progression" would be a "regression"- or the completion of a circle. cycle and cycles

    What do you think language will be like in 10 years time? i'd love to hear your thoughts!