Things That Won’t Exist For Long

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Opened up a television today and found this “User Manual”. I was surprised at the sheer number of languages represented. In an age of smartphones, there should be a single block of digital data in the middle that auto-translates to all possible grammars. And a human-readable, machine-translatable text version from a single ur-language like Mandarin or English.

I can see a strong case for a new breed of diacritical mark – one that helps machines disambiguate difficult grammar.

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