Computers are great. Fire and the wheel get a lot of credit. As does the cotton gin, and the assembly line…
But when I think of all the technologies ever used by humans, money and language really stand out.
These tools enable interchange and organization.
On the surface level, money changes hands. Numbers and letters help us set the clocks properly.
Going a bit deeper, we see the roles flip.
Words magically take the seeds from our brains and sow them elsewhere, cross-pollinating.