Language Is No Longer A Barrier

by Jay Deragon on 12/19/2010

The digital economy transcends language.

Communications drive our economy. Think about it.  Communications is what transforms information into knowledge. Knowledge propagates awareness, understanding and learning. An economy depends on communications.

Old media owned the influence over an economy. Now the shift has begun where new media is taking ownership of the economy not just locally but globally.

Communication Barriers Are Falling Down

Communication barriers include:

  1. Different languages
  2. Controlled channels
  3. Controlled information
  4. Contained knowledge
  5. Controlled access

What we are witnessing is all the old barriers are being torn down much like the Berlin Wall. When barriers come down freedom flourishes. When freedom flourishes the creativity of the human mind accelerates.

Technology is and will continue to remove any barrier that historically has stood in the way of the “freedom to communicate“. Social technology has enabled the human network to communicate, share, learn and advance knowledge.Historical barriers to communications have come down and unleashed human interaction like never before in the history of mankind.

Google has a plugin that can translate a blog into the preferred language of the  reader. There are voice translation applications that can translate communications back and forth to any chosen language. And now your phone can translate text into you preferred language simply by viewing text in real-time.

Next technology will remove all barriers to thought. Think about it!

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Kathy Condon December 19, 2010 at 12:05 pm

Long ago I learned that when I used terms “always, “all”, and “I would never” often I found myself regretted using one of those terms in my statements.

While I agree with your premise, that many barriers have been broken down and will continued to be, face-to-face networking still will has a major role to play in the development of your business.

Technology is wonderful and I certainly use it–just reminder that the human touch is still not only appreciated it is often craved by individuals.

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