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Future Earth

Typography, Code
2017 – On-going

1 – A is for Alphabet by Wayne B. Dickerson.
2 – On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin.
Future Earth is a coded language that is exclusive to planet Earth – Time. In our solar system, our planet Earth has a twenty-four hours day length. When measured across the other planets, time is an attribute which distinguishes us with the other planets. 

The language Future Earth is conceived from the evolution of the Alphabets, that oversees the removal of the letter ‘J’, ‘V’ and ‘W’. These three characters were expendable as the research did prove that we can read a sentence with just the upper part of the Alphabets. A finding on the Middle English period, reveals that the character ‘J’ was a creation of ‘I’ – the tail were included to provide better readability. While the letter ‘V’ and ‘W’ came from ‘U’ – trace of this evolution can be seen in the phonetics of the letter ‘W’, which is pronounced as ‘double-u’.1  

By having the three characters removed, we have a remainder of twenty-three characters. Together with Time – the addition of the sum on the clock with the clock hands, allow us to match them to the remaining alphabets in our inventory. 

Therefore, to evolve and survive beyond planet Earth. Every citizen will be required to learn this new form of universal language that will empower them to have effective communication with each other. Although it may seem daunting, to evolve we must – as Charles Darwin himself proclaims2

“One general law, leading to the advancement of all organic beings, namely, vary, let the strongest live and the weakest die.”