Quest Visual has created an application for the iPhone that will, on the fly, translate English to Spanish, or visa versa. You should really check out their demonstration. The translation is very far from perfect as it is, at least right now, doing a straight swap word for word. Even still, the technology is pretty freaking amazing, and as the font recognition improves and the translation algorithm improves… Pretty soon we’ll be able to wear special glasses with a miniature camera and move anywhere in the world with instant translations right there, overlapping what we’re seeing. Augmented reality. Between that and using your iPhone to correct for color blindness it’s pretty amazing what is coming down the pike.
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