Babel Fish: more Sci-Fi comes to life (well, sort of…) | #BizTrends with Dion Chang

Dion-Chang-Biz-Trends-Header-“… if you stick a Babel fish in your ear you can instantly understand anything in any form of language.”

Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

The role of the Babel fish in the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is to explain away language barriers across the universe.  And now, the concept is no longer lodged in science fiction.  Fortunately, people do not need to wedge a small, yellow fish into their ears to benefit from almost instantaneous interpretation.  The evolution of technology only requires a handheld device – and just about everyone has one in their pocket.  These days, a Babel fish is just another word for your phone.

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