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I have 4 kids, one who’s learning French at school, another who’s learning Hindi and 2 others who only speak Kannada. Parents keep asking me if they should be teaching their kids Mandarin or French, or any other “spoken language”.
I dont quite understand why they would do that. I mean, I do but I dont really.
In my lifetime for sure, the Babel fish is going to happen. Imagine a bluetooth like headset that fits into your ear and does a real time translation of every spoken language. Google glass is almost here.
I imagine Apple “iEar” is not far away.
iEar works with Nuance on the cloud and translates every spoken language into a language of your choice. It has a small mic, so you can hear the other person’s spoken words and a ear headset for it to translate it into your language of choice.
iEar is a piece of hardware no doubt, but its mostly software and on the cloud.
French wont go away, but it dealing with it will become easy thanks to Apple iEar.