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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Language May 22, 2012

Language is behavior that is articulate contact which seeks to elicit similar contact from other beings.

Just as touching will elicit responses, so does language.

Imaging seeks to elicit patterns and models which are already in the imaging system of a human being. Language seeks to elicit responses in a language which a human being already understands.

Think of meeting someone new: we use a system to scan and store facial information, we store images for future reference, we create impressions and judgements based on past experience, and we use language to engage with the entity - hopefully anticipating some response.

It is all rather like Star Trek sending out messages with the Universal Translator and probing with sensors.

After probing, language is used for creating a model and a memory, and often just feeds upon itself without anymore direct contact.


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