Could we break the language barrier?
Languages are just too different.
Esperanto? A good try but it’s very Eurocentric and forcing everyone to learn it would be pretty blatantly racist.
We created multiple languages based off linguistic families and regions.
The one based off the European languages? Esperanto.
One based off of the Sino-Tibetan languages?
One based of the Semitic languages?
One based off the Indic? The Austronesian? The Niger-Congo languages?
If we have those we have most the verbal language speakers on the planet.
So assuming that the one your native language falls into take about the same time as Esperanto to learn (150 hours), and the others take about twice as long (300 hours) it would take about 1750 hours to learn how to speak to most the people on the planet.
It takes more time to learn Mandarin (2200 hours).
Of course, everyone wouldn’t even have to learn all of them. If we all learned half of them we could still probably speak with most the people in the world anyway, and learn it all by the time we graduate high school.
What do y'all think?