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Is Google Translate improving or ruining the way we travel?

Google Translate Is Google Translate improving or ruining the way we travel?

Is Google Translate improving or ruining the way we travel?

Is Google Translate improving or ruining the way we travel? In The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams dreamt up the Babel fish. This small, yellow, leech-like creature was described as “probably the oddest thing in the universe”, for – when inserted into the ear – it could instantly translate any form of language. This is one of many things that Douglas Adams got right. Other futuristic inventions mentioned in the book include touch-screen technology and voice command. Arguably the Hitchhiker’s Guide itself – a contributor-fuelled guide to the universe – was a precursor to Wikipedia. His technological explanation...

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