The World in 2045 (you talking to me?)

So what will the world’s main language be in 2045? Most people would say it would still be English, although some argue that the use of English as a global language is peaking. Other contenders would probably include Mandarin with Spanish, Portuguese (Brazil remember!) and Hindi in the top 5 rankings.

Why is this important? Because language shapes ideas and institutions and a world where Mandarin Chinese is the major language would probably be somewhat different to one where it’s English.

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One Response to The World in 2045 (you talking to me?)

  1. alison benjamin says:

    Could you please contact myself today 31 July about writing a comment on future uses of broadband for the Guardian.

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