It will be interesting to see how the #globalproportion
(and also multilingual) individuals changes over the course of the 21st century. It seems reasonable to predict that by the end of the 21st century the majority of the #globalpopulation
will be bilingual ( #mothertongue
) with those who are #multilingual
having clear advantages over those who cannot communicate their ideas as effectively to a global audience and this is clearly reflected in the recent #australiangovernment #whitepaper
on the #asiancentury
Perhaps the #asiancentury
will be supported by shift in national culture towards global culture. Looking at how the spoken / written language proportion shifts across #europe
over the first half of this century will no doubt reflect in part the overall global shifts by the end of the Asian century in terms of how we think and how we communicate our ideas. Bilingualism has shown to distinctly change (many would argue: improve) the way individuals think and approach problems and opportunities. Some of these changes can be culturally attributed, others to the construction of the spoken and written languages.
Last night there was a #documentary
which was based on the book #TheBrainThatChangesItself
. Fascinating stuff. The #Australian #education
overhaul which is needed for our nation to prosper in the 21st century needs to take into account how brain plasticity can be harnessed to help create a multilingual Australia where every individual is at least bilingual. Hopefully we can also ensure a solid grounding in #science
so that we can continue to help advance global solutions to global problems whilst continuing to contribute our #humanitarian
share. Thoughts? Comments? Ideas?