Chapter 6


THIS. LOLZ. Literally #TheBestEver.

In our still relatively short, millennial lifetimes, the world has changed dramatically on the fronts of technology, security, geopolitics, education, language, and psychology, altering everything from how we interact with the world, how we process information, make decisions, plan and execute, work, play, travel, and create and consume content.

If knowledge is power, as we’ve been told repeatedly since childhood, then language—both the one we speak in our own minds and the one we use to communicate—is the means of projecting (or ceding) that power.

The language we use to interact with others and the world at large, as the first front where change is most easily apparent, has also undergone ...

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