Will Learning a Foreign Language Be Unnecessary in the Future?
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Last week, I shared with you 10 ways Google’s new “Project Glass” might change the world around us.
Smithsonian is now reporting that some clever innovators are already experimenting with the technology to deliver real-time foreign voice translation.
The video below is a little slow and the wearer’s googles look quite unappealing but I encourage you to think “exponentially.” In the not-to-distant future both the speed of the technology will increase and the size of the glasses will decrease. In fact, the technology may soon even fit inside contact lenses.
The implication is that while it may still be beneficial to learn a second language, it won’t be necessary–even if you wish to live and work in a foreign land.