The emergence of language was actually the first singularity. The world on the other side of that line, after language emerged, would have been unimaginable to the creatures standing on the previous, on the other side of that line, trying to explain the nuances of a Shakespearean sonnet, to an ape, are simply unimaginable. This is inconceivable; we simply lacked the wetware, so language. What is language?
Its a tool that allows the mind to know what it’s thinking.
It turned a feral mind into a tool that could now think with purpose and deliberation. Language allowed us to create a virtual world in our heads and pull the present forward to meet that. The ability to design, to envision, to plan, to imaginer was the natural consequence to the emergence of language. Again, a tool that allows the mind to know what its thinking.
Language has to do with sentience, before language, there was no self-awareness and there was no self consciousness. Language came about as a kind of vortex of self-mirroring. Language and self-awareness is kind of like plugging a video camera into the TV, aiming it at the TV and then seeing the engulfing infinity. The recursive infinity loop that gets formed and I don’t know, I find that idea to be astonishing. And when you really think of how it transformed the mental operating system, you can see why its the first singularity.