In today’s world, coding is on everyone’s lips. Fear it or love it, it’s here to stay and if you don’t get on board you might just be left behind.
Code is about special computational commands, abbreviations and ways of arranging text that stand for something. A coding guide for dummies explains that “all software is written in some kind of coding language. And every coding language is unique, designed with a certain operating system, platform, coding style and intended use in mind.”
In other words, coding is the digital language that runs a hardware’s program.
But, what if coding actually dates back to far before the invention of the first computer? What if it’s been with us since the earliest stages of civilizations and is in fact part of human nature?
American philosopher Terrence McKenna claimed that language as we all know it is actually the original coding. “The world is made of language and everything is code,” he said. That’s because every word stands for something, with all of its meaning, idiosyncrasy, and cultural worth and reference. Humans are hardware, culture is software and language is coding.
With this premise in mind, McKenna further stated that, just like with computer coding, language coding can also be hacked, thereby influencing culture and societies one way or another. Language creates traditions, history, thoughts, and ultimately, realities. That’s why while we all may be the same, we actually differ based on the program that’s been installed in us.
Words have creative power; choose them wisely they say. But also make sure they get translated well so your message doesn’t get hacked from its intended meaning and purpose. Get in touch with one of our specialized account managers and we’ll help you stay as true to your original message as possible.