- Andrew Quinn
- Minneapolis, MN
- United States
If you could talk to a chimpanzee, what would you ask? What would they say? and what would it change?
Washoe the chimp, now deceased, knew hundreds of ASL signs and understood even more spoken english. The technology behind the Wii, X-Box, and the Segway transporter have proven that computers can follow and interpret movement. Steven Hawking has communicated with a synthesizer for years, using only his mouth and eyes. James Kramer invented the Talking Glove in 1990. When the day comes, and it will, when a chimpanzee can plainly speak using ASL and a synthisizer, it will change what it means to be human. But how?