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Posted by LadyJ on Thursday, November 21, 2002 at 15:09:20 :
In Reply to: Re: Will C++ take over the universe? posted by blimp on Monday, November 18, 2002 at 23:29:48 :
: : : Is C++ a language? Do we use C++ to convey or communicate ideas or merely to instruct machines? Does C++ evolve organically like English (and almost every other spoken language) or is it a rigid mathematical code where symbols and their meanings are fixed?
: : no
: A very C++ answer.
Technically, C++ is a language, though an artificial one, and would not be concidered a natural language; because, as previously stated, it did not come into existence organically to serve a communicative purpose between people. It could not take over the world; however, the machines it commands could, though not likely since humans created them and their language, and thus will always have the upper hand. Besides, humans are too afraid of being rendered meaningless by machines that if a true AI machine/being were created, it woud be destroyed at the first possible moment, most likely by the government.
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