If our society continues on its current trajectory and we arrive in a reality that involves very little face-to-face communication and increasingly stream-lined digital communication, what is your idea on how language might change under these circumstances?
In a world where individuals are able at any given moment to be connected through digital messaging, and the input methods for these messages (being intuitive to the brain's natural thought processes) are actually more efficient than physical speech, how would language change?
Were language a more direct expression of our brain waves in this manner, would the more complex grammar dissolve into basic concepts and ideas? And in the evolution of 'written' language, would spoken language alter itself similarly? Perhaps any written word might disappear completely as the brain adapted itself to such direct expression and transitioned more to transmitting ideas and images?
In short, if one utilized a form of communication that directly accessed thoughts, would language even still exist?