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Universal Language

Universal Language

I was talking with one of my friends out here in Peru who studied information systems at a university.  We talked a little bit about how coding is extra hard for him since basically all of the languages are based on English (and his first language is Spanish.)  Still, in spite of the difficulties, he was able to learn it and can use it.

So what if computer coding became part of everyone’s basic instruction everywhere?  If done at a deep enough level, we could almost do away with any other language training, we could just use computer code as a univeral language!  No more needing to learn Mandarin for China, Spanish for Latin American and Spain, French for France, and a bazillion dialects for India.  We can just learn some C++, Java, Python, Visual Basic, or whatever.
 
Like, instead of Visual Basic for Applications (VBA,) we could have Visual Basic for the World (VBW.)  Our conversations would look a little like this:
 
Conversation TalkWithJimmy()
Dim Jimmy as Person
Dim Music as String
Dim PayUp as Money
Dim Jimmy’sCookies as Delicious
MessageBox(“Hello!”)
Music=InputBox(“What kind of music do you like?”)
If Music=”Country” then
Jimmy.unfriend
Exit conversation
Else
If Music=”Rap” then
Jimmy.unfriend
Exit conversation
Else
MessageBox(“Cool!  Me too!”)
Jimmy.HighFive
End if
End if
PayUp=InputBox(“Remember that $5 you owe me?”)
If PayUp<$5
MobBoss.call
Else
Jimmy.Debt.ClearAll
MessageBox(“You’re a good friend.  Have a cookie.”)
Jimmy’sCookies=Jimmy’sCookies+1
End if
MessageBox(“Bye!”)
Jimmy.HighFive
End Conversation
Yup.  It will be a glorious day when all of our conversations can go something like that.  So well structured.  So grammatically simple.  So universal. 
 
Keep seeking truth.  And sharing it in coded form.


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