What if Language Was Universal?

Get curious about communication without language barriers with this Curiosity-Based Thinking workout from The Book of What If...?: What if We All Spoke the Same Language?

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What: What book are you most curious to read as it was originally written rather than its translation?

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Who: Who are you most excited to have a conversation with now that you can both speak the same language?

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When: During what century would you most like to live when everyone speaks the same language?

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Where: Where would you finally go now that you speak the same language?

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How: How many other things (e.g. food, art, religion, currency, units of measurement, etc.) might also be universal in a world where everyone speaks the same language?

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Why: Why do people still misunderstand each other in a world where they all speak the same language?

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Huh?: What language does everyone speak where everyone speaks the same language?

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Wow!: Do you think people develop more or less slang, jargon, and colloquialisms when they all speak the same language?

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