Someone or something you can’t communicate with through writing (a baby, a pet, an object) can understand every single word you write today, for one day only. What do you tell them?
Hello computer, display all data that I ask for? So who wouldn’t like the kind of computer that you see on Star Trek (especially TNG & Voyager) enhanced ofcourse with larger screens, colour and most importantly our interwebs! And ofcourse if it had the power and capabilities of those computers. That would be awesome. But other than that, what other someone or something would I choose to communicate with that just for today.
Animals. I don’t have a pet currently but I have had pets and I wish I could have properly communicated with them. I know they understand some things but you know properly understand the words that you say. Like “don’t poop or pee here, just tell me or come to me when you need to go and I’ll let you out”. Or “don’t eat that, don’t sit here or don’t drink outta the toilet bowl or be careful those things are dangerous and do not run out on the streets as a vehicle can hit you and you’d get hurt bad. Or stop chasing that cat/bird and come here I want a hug” or “are you ill, tell me if you are feeling better or where does it hurt?” You could explain things to them so that they stay safe and healthy and live hurt free for a long time. You want them to be safe and happy.
Other than pets and computers I guess historical buildings and places could communicate with us and tell us exactly what happened and in some instances confirms what happened or rectify the distorted details and tell us what actually took place all those centuries ago. We could find ourselves having to rethink a lot of things about humanity that way because I’m there has been a lot of embellishment of the “facts” that are there in certain books (know what I’m saying) and extra-ordinary claims about extra-ordinary things. Hmm, yeah that oughta be good!
Prompt from the Daily Post at WordPress.com.