Posted by ImageWorks Creative Team July 19, 2010
The following is a blog entry from Seth Godin's Blog by Seth Godin.
Kevin Kelly argues that the most important breakthrough in the history of mankind was the invention of language.
Before language, we were wild animals. After language, humans as a species took a huge leap forward. Language allowed us to coordinate, to teach and to learn.
The second great breakthrough on this axis was writing. Writing is language solidified. Writing permits language to travel through time or over distances. It ensures that ideas last more than one generation.
Now, we're on the cusp of the third breakthrough, one that is proving to be as powerful as the other two. And we're living through it, not reading about it history books...