What is a "social invention"?
Language as a Social Invention
There are physical inventions like:-
the printing press
And then there are social inventions like:-
The Metric System
The Basic Programming Language
There are also social inventions like:-
Botanic Latin - for the standardised description of all new plants
The convention for writing academic papers
The Systeme Internationale (SI) for all physical units
Ultimately there will be social inventions for Global Communication:-
Standard script for international use
An International Standard for Electronic Communication (a Net Language)
A standard Intermediate Language for translation
Adoption of an International Auxiliary Language (IAL)
Amongst all this, Glosa, or a language like it, will be adopted to facilitate Global Communication - as the whole world becomes one community.
Such a language does not arise naturally, it has to be invented, so that its design makes it suitable to act as a communication medium, in all of the communication situations in which it is employed.
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