You have totally nailed it .

Yes, many languages will vanish if they don't adopt to technology otherwise it requires lot of investment to blend technology with the language. I am wondering, what's the ability of an individual to learn multiple languages ? Why can't we use English for gadgets and our mother tongue for all one to one interaction ? It's difficult to "kill" when we are strongly and emotionally connected.

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This was interesting... The perspective also forces you to think how things might change if this realisation hits language or regional fanatics and their subsequent actions. Violently imposed temporary bans, clamour for changing the internet’s language, new devices, sad software, even more distrust on English speaking.

However, There are countries which have bucked the trend - China, Japan, Russia have independently sustained themselves on the internet - with their language and script. Hindi has managed to go a little ahead of other languages as well

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