I think in the near future we will be able to visualize, hear, touch, walk through, information. (we already do but we will have a new understanding of it.) We will understand it as information and as structure.
We will learn to read our landscape (we may learn from Aboriginee trackers and other ancient cultures.)
We will learn to become literate in multiple languages and in multiple formations of information.
Communication with animals will begin to gain validity outside of the zoologist’s laboratories as we create lexicons of animal “body language” communication and other forms of non-verbal communication. People will try sounds and movements and animals will understand their “less eloquent” human cousins 🙂
We will learn to understand the complexity in the “text” of our non-verbal internal communication (emotions).
We will begin to create maps of non-verbal communication as a rossetta stone of non-verbal to verbal translations (good luck right ?).
We will understand that non-verbal thoughts are structured a bit like music. We will create algorithms to interpret thoughts visually and we will laugh at MRI’s.
We will eventually give visual form (and multiform options) to our non-visual, non-verbal thoughts.
We will be able to experience maps of the world in many different ways.
We may see the world as a beautiful fractal sculpture – a social sculpture.
But for now we might want to focus on translating information into more user friendly forms. In other words, algorithms that dynamically create graphs, sounds, movements, spaces, from any type of information. This should aid our decision-making skills and our re-understanding of information.
P.S. of course we may never see any of these ideas come to be. But if everything begins with the DNA of a thought then …why don’t we collectively think about those changes we do wish to see ?