The future is here

When I was a teenager, the future was the Babel Fish. A fictitious fish that could be inserted into an ear to deliver translation from any (galactic) language.

Later, with typical geek humour, we had babelfish.com which was clever but didn’t offer real time translation like its fishy namesake.

Then Skype did some cool stuff with translation, which felt like the future.  Until today, when Google launched the Pixel earbuds, which translate 20 languages in real-time.  And they’re wireless too.

It’s not quite a fish you stick in your ear, but this is truly the future. I can’t wait to see how these work, and whats next.

 

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