It just occured to me how similar are these two projects. Somehow, I wonder if one can not consider bitcoin to be to money what esperanto is to language.
I just hope I'm wrong, because I wish bitcoin gets more success than esperanto did.
Anyway, here are the similarities I'm talking about.
First, it's an artificial construction from one person. Zamenhof for esperanto, Satoshi for bitcoin. The "artificial" aspect is what most opponent of esperanto and bitcoin are willing to advance when rejecting them. Esperanto is not a "real" language, and bitcoin is "backed by nothing", will they say.
Second, both have the same empire as an opponent. English for esperanto. Dollar for bitcoin.
Finally, both are international projects. They are designed to put every countries on the exact same level.
Esperanto is more than an hundred years now. It's quite an efficient language and it has shown many times that it is a better language for international communication. Unfortunately, people are still not much convinced by it.
I'm afraid something similar could happen to bitcoin. A few millions people will use it and will prove that it is a better money than any other else, but they will just fail in convincing other people about that. Even after an hundred years.
Again, I hope I'm wrong.