How the written word impacts human behaviour

Artefact displayed at Bloomberg Space in London

The other day I went to see the 1800 year-old temple of Mithras on display at the Bloomberg Space in London and one out of the many amazingly well-preserved artefacts I saw blew me away: a wooden writing tablet and stylus used for commercial recordings. That’s when I realized how important the ability to write and read has been for humans and how it clearly has changed the way we lead our lives.