Imperative vs Declarative

Imperative pointing says “I want that” or “gimme that.”

Declarative pointing says “Let us consider this.”

Interestingly, Chimpanzees can point imperatively, but only humans point declaratively and share their attention of the world. We work together to shape how we see the world.

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