Traveling to different countries often brings up the issue of the language barrier, but with technology moving at the pace it is, perhaps such issues will be a thing of the past. The Universal Translator concept looks like a transparent piece of plastic, but it’s capable of identifying objects. In Window Mode, users will be able to point it in the direction of an object, and a wiki of information provided by the community will be provided. The Text Mode allows users to use it in a similar fashion, but it’s geared towards text, and easily translates signs, papers, or any other type of material via a collective knowledge base. Finally, Speech Mode allows it to translate the spoken word in real time, and it can even allow you to speak into it, and have the translated content read out for you.
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