Well, this is fascinating. I don’t even know how I missed it so far.
Google has been working behind the scene on the next generation of their Google Glasses. With all the technology involved, it is ironic to hear how much the design of the glasses has been praised. They are using regular frames, so people no longer stand out wearing them.
The glasses come with a ton more computing power and one of the test applications cannot be more impressive. Not exactly clear how it works, but by watching someone talking in a foreign language, it translates on the spot. Check out the promotional video they have made to show the possibilities.
Do you think these will make the experience of learning to speak another language a thing of the past? Or o you think that it will make available for everyone the experience of being multi-lingual?