Many people tend to take language for granted. Since we communicate all the time using both verbal and nonverbal means, we tend to ignore just what communication and language can do for us. When you take a look around, you will realize that progress is only possible through communication. Think about it: every person's time is limited and so is the knowledge that the person can accumulate. Without communication, people can not fully pass on any of the knowledge they accumulate and then, can not discover anything beyond what other people have. Without communication, human beings would still be huddled in caves, waiting for a lightning storm so they could have fire.
Progress can not be achieved alone, simply because man is limited. The whole human race needs to work together in order to achieve progress; and working together is only possible with communication and language. Communication allows generation after generation to pass on knowledge. This knowledge passed means that people do not have to keep re-discovering facts about the world. Rather, they can gather knowledge discovered by generations past and concentrate discovery on new truths.
Language is the key to transmitting ideas. Through language, people are able to send and receive messages that they can understand. Of course, it is not enough for two people to communicate in order for the human race to experience progress. People today understand the need for global cooperation and unity. People have to learn to work together as a single race in order to achieve development and progress. This means that there is a real need for a single language that is spoken worldwide.
Today, that language is English. The English language is spoken worldwide, uniting people of different nations and allowing them to communicate. With English, people are able to exchange ideas and communicate their own views of the world, allowing more and more people to share their personal experiences and helping them to learn and grow. Through the use of English, people can share their different discoveries and even combine them in order to achieve real human progress.
The English language is also at the forefront of the information revolution. People from all nations learn and use this language simply because it is the most widely used language online. Since the development of the Internet was intended to connect people, it is understandable that the language you commonly find used in this media is one that people from all over the world can understand: English. As more and more people access the Internet and learn English, it is easy to observe how our progress is accelerating and language software technology is evolving. This is simply because we can share – and then, acquire – more knowledge.