People seemed to like my essay this week. I have to give credit to the Nyquil I took just before I wrote it. I’ll post their responses in the comments to this post.
The development of a global language is inevitable in our increasingly globalized planetary culture. Just as modern technological innovations like the telephone, the television and especially the internet are helping to tie together the myriad economies of the world, they are also helping to create one global culture. As several people have stated before, language is intrinsically tied to culture. For our planet’s global culture, the likelihood that English becomes (or already is) its language is very high.