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Language without pronouns

a language for the age of spiritual machines
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Ray Kurzweil's Age of Spiritual Machines talks about porting individuals from traditional substrates (brains) to newer substrates (internet) and how this will change the sense of identity. If there wont be definite lines between "me"'s and "you"'s and "them"'s in this future, maybe "we" should have a language without pronouns.

If port person from brain to machine, Then need new language. Maybe trash pronouns.

JesusHChrist, Feb 20 2005

Japanese. http://www.cic.sfu....Right/pronouns.html
Language without pronouns. [2 fries shy of a happy meal, Feb 20 2005]

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       Machines Talk Pretty One Day
ldischler, Feb 20 2005
  

       Hai.   

       Sugoi!
JesusHChrist, Feb 20 2005
  

       Shitake!
Ian Tindale, Feb 20 2005
  

       Think must be on something. Of if not, probably ought to be :-)
Basepair, Feb 20 2005
  

       Wasabi!
DesertFox, Feb 20 2005
  

       's a little insect about half an inch long.
Basepair, Feb 20 2005
  

       "If port person from brain to machine, Then need new language. Maybe trash pronouns."   

       That's more than trashing pronouns. Maybe your new rule is "Never refer to individual persons, even by name," or maybe it's "Sentences do not have subjects, just predicates and objects."
robinism, Feb 21 2005
  
      
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