"We're about 20 minutes away from the point where Clarke's law kicks in and technology becomes indistinguishable from magic."
I liked this little touch a lot. In a polyglot world, it makes sense to use symbols that can be recognized without needing to use language.
The word "mediaglyphic" just means a glyph (a symbol that imparts information nonverbally) created or seen in commercial media. The root word for media means middle; the media stands between us and the events or things it covers.
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