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    ElectricEye Male 40-49
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    July 20, 2014 at 8:57 am
    Link: Welcome To The Future - It is already a feature on Google Glass.
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    beternal Male 18-29
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    July 20, 2014 at 1:39 pm
    So really you could stream any lecture, class or meeting to anyone, everywhere with instant translation... pretty epic!
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    Jake_Justus Male 50-59
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    July 20, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    Another step closer to the universal translator.

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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    July 20, 2014 at 2:22 pm
    This really exists, but it`s nowhere near that fast.
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    July 20, 2014 at 2:54 pm
    wow!
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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
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    July 20, 2014 at 3:15 pm
    Optical Babelfish.

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    ak2nc1 Female 18-29
    860 posts
    July 20, 2014 at 3:30 pm
    Speak to locals in any foreign country, talk to inlaws from other countries who speak a different language... language barrier gone. Is it a revolution towards a sense of unity and availability to access the entire world, or is it a tool to impose a sense of unimportance or irrelevance from one culture to the other, eventually proposing a unified "global" culture because... well we`re basically there already!
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    Johanvb Male 40-49
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    July 21, 2014 at 2:09 am
    Although i would really like this (i think this would work wonders for Asian / Western typography) i als think there is a drawback.
    Language is more than a set of characters lined up to form a word or sentence.
    It`s also something cultural.
    If we would only focus on what something translates to and not what it means we still have a barrier.
    the Dutch "luister nou even pik" (mainly heard in Rotterdam), translates to "listen to me penis" while it means "relax buddy, and hear what i have to say".
    I think it will take a while for an AI to see that difference.
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    patchouly Male 40-49
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    July 21, 2014 at 6:10 am
    @ Oldollie. It actually is that fast. I tried a demo of it, on my iPod, about a year ago. It is, indeed, instant.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    July 21, 2014 at 10:47 am
    @patchouly So, you would have me believe that a phone can perform image processing, optical character recognition, and translation faster than a high-end desktop workstation? Okay...
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    slut_etta Female 50-59
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    July 21, 2014 at 12:20 pm
    i wonder if it would come in handy to all those hipsters with chinese character tattoos?
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    July 21, 2014 at 2:12 pm
    So really you could stream any lecture, class or meeting to anyone, everywhere with instant translation... pretty epic!

    Automatic translation is adequate for usually getting a decent sense of the meaning across. It`s not adequate for a lecture, class or meeting.

    You can check this easily using Google`s language tools, which are pretty good as far as automated translation goes.

    A lecture, class or meeting in which nobody speaks? Can`t be many of those.

    Also...a handheld computer doing realtime OCR and translation on a constantly moving image seems a bit far-fetched to me. Maybe for a few pre-programmed phrases, with big, clear lettering.

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