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Vera Nova

Director Research Analysis, NOVA Town Futuristic Development


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Is our human language the most intelligent tool to communicate? Do you trust your intuition more than the words?

I MEAN OUR LANGUAGE-OF-WORDS. Perhaps we spend immensely more time on talking than any animal.

Even while using multiple devices for communicating practically in any distance on earth for exchanging our feelings or information, we still do not understand one another any better than millennia ago.

As we see on TED most of the time we discuss or argue over our man-made TERMS, which we commonly use, but understand/interpret in different ways. We spend a lot of time arguing over the words themselves, over their meaning.

How much confusion we create by using language and its conventional terms?

Is our human language the most intelligent tool to communicate after all?


Closing Statement from Vera Nova

“Our view of man will remain superficial so long as we fail to go back to that origin [of silence], so long as we fail to find, beneath the chatter of words, the primordial silence, and as long as we do not describe the action which breaks this silence. the spoken word is a gesture, and its meaning, a world.”

― Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Phenomenology of Perception

I'd like to thank you every member who has participated in this challenging conversation.

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    Mar 26 2014: Our human interaction is the best way to get, but we need to develop this tool to help us to get a message and send it back,

    New way to interact between blind person and a depth person, this tool called "pranka" it is invited by a young man he is mid twenty. Cool idea.
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        Mar 27 2014: no not that was i meant this one

        it's a language between blind person and deaf person by hand and it's in Arabic language i don't know if there is English one it's cool idea to develop our interacting.
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      Mar 27 2014: Hello Bilal. I'm wondering, do you think that it would be possible for us, instead of making up more tools, to try to awake our suppressed from our very early childhood intuition, and learn to read our sensations beyond what we see on the very surface of our superficial realities? I think we are the most confused creatures on earth because
      we 're still believing in our illusive and superficial perception of Sight as if it is the most "dependable" source..

      Interesting, you mention blind and deaf people - we usually think blindness or deafness are crippling conditions.

      There is plenty of evidence of how people develop their minds based on sensations other than flat pictorial impressions or physical sounds.

      I think we might learn endlessly from them. Please let me know what you think :)
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        Mar 27 2014: Hello Vera. That my main idea by different minds making not just impossible even things that we cannot imagine.

        Did you hear a Term "LOGIC OF MADNESS". the madness people having something that we cannot have it it's madness maybe you will ask yourself what the madness he talking about but hold on the madness people can do things we cannot imagine. like a randomness in math. that gives us the strange action in our society.
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          Mar 27 2014: It is a fascinating subject - so true that we can be absolutely "logical" for ourselves, no matter how bloody mad our thinking and actions may become!

          Our natural limitations in perceiving and therefore in our thinking are colossal. The reason that makes us be so sure about our own truth and objectiveness, is rooted in these limitations. Limitations would not let one compare and know beyond his limited experience. We can only presume that there is much more to understand, but only a few of us think this way.

          We may never see anything for "real" but only appearances put together by our own minds, and in our own made-up order.

          I'm wondering how would our sciences have developed if we were all born blind? Would we be able to imagine anything similar to what we call "sciences" at all? because our sciences are all "based" on the most illusive and deceiving evidence created by our very superficial sight.

          It would be no false sense of perspective, or time,perfect balance or perfect copies... these are the most deceiving ideas based on our ultimately crued experience of corporeal sight.

          I think if we could have managed to learn about our very limitations in perceiving we would discover breathtaking possibilities to understand our own nature. New mentality, ethics, lifestyle, sciences, new ways of communications among ourselves and with our ultimate teacher - nature.

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