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Video: The in-ear universal translator is here

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If you have been waiting for the babelfish (a universal translator) from Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, then wait no longer, because it has a arrived from Waverly Labs. Although it’s not a fish, but it does go in your ear. It’s called the Pilot.

Babel Fish
The babelfish, a universal translator, from the book Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams.

The Pilot comes with 2 earpieces. Two people speak in real time and in the other person’s ear the sentence is spoken in their native language. So far it works on European languages – English, French, Spanish, German. But there are more coming. Expected to retail for about $250, but you know the price will come down.

It’s going to change the way we travel and relate to those that don’t speak our own language. Amazing!

(Thanks to Peter Adler for the tip!)

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