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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
language without pronouns.
If port person from brain to machine,
Then need new language.
Maybe trash pronouns.
Language without pronouns. [2 fries shy of a happy meal, Feb 20 2005]
||Machines Talk Pretty One Day
||Think must be on something. Of if not,
probably ought to be :-)
||'s a little insect about half an inch long.
||"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."