When we use language to communicate with each other, other bodies become an extension of ourselves. We can ask someone to do so something and we’ve effectively taken a thought that exists in our brain, transferred it to another brain, and carried out the task. We can share ideas, even loosely defined, by writing and sharing the words. Even right now, my brain is connected to yours—as you read this, you are transforming a linked list of ideas into understanding.
From I Am a Strange Loop.
- Language is crucial to a developing mind, but not essential to a fully formed mind
- Language is a form of a universal object that can express infinite knowledge