Saturday, 14 January 2012


To my mind automatic electronic translators rank up there in the list of mankind’s greatest inventions. It is true that as yet they are imperfect and often give a poor translation, but think of this. Even if the message is imperfect it can usually be understood, which means that ordinary people across the world can now talk to each other.

The quality of translation will inevitably improve and give us an ability to communicate across distance and language barriers that boggle my mind. And with communication, hopefully comes understanding. The power of governments to restrict the information available to their citizens is already crumbling. We are at the dawn of a golden age. 

1 comment:

  1. .....and cheaper than those damned translator telephone lines.