In our modern space and information age, cross-cultural interaction is a truly dramatic phenomenon affecting and transforming the lives of millions and many great nations, which have firmly rooted history for many centuries. However, as Rousseau said nations also get older and become incorrigible over the course of long durations. Fresh and more dynamic nations somehow generate a dominant culture through overwhelming and attractive development of science and technology along with an undeniable influence of conceptualism with the codes of a sophisticated language.
Language, especially the words defining the new concepts and phenomena, no matter how they seem insignificant in our daily lives, may affect and alter the social fabric and the psychology of individuals and the society. When a concept emerges and is introduced to the life of a society, usually it becomes so through scrutiny and keen acceptance processes. However, without this slow and incremental evolution, words introduced to an established language from other cultures, especially the ones representing new concepts may also introduce abrupt changes in the social and individual memory. This may, in turn, agitate the subconscious response and stir some psychological turbulence as represented by the rectangular prism block introduced through the course of the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey by Stanley Kubrick.
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