Techcrunch is a convention where the future’s breakthrough products are unveiled. Where eager visionaries try to plant their flag, and make a name for themselves in an industry moving faster with each passing day. However, this year’s Techcrunch in Singapore has us very interested in a particular gadget. A gadget that holds the potential to change the entire language and translation world. Imagine if you could instantly translate anything you hear? To visit a foreign country, and with no knowledge of the language, be able to understand their common speech. Not only does this revolutionary device allow for seamless foreign communications integration, it enables someone with the same device to communicate with you. This could be the future of translation as we know it.
Imagine if you could instantly translate anything you hear? To visit a foreign country, and with no knowledge of the language, be able to understand their common speech.
Brilliant in its simplicity. No buttons or interface. No messy cords or wires to get tangled in your way. What you have is a single earpiece, and an app on your phone. Once paired, as with any other bluetooth device, the earpiece works hands and hassle-free. Dubbed the WT2 by its creators, this piece of translation tech could be the dawning of a new age. Like the science fiction we grew up with, these in-ear translators will immediately open up a brand new way for people to communicate. While we’re sure it will be slow to catch on, the WT2 will reinvent the way we do business, travel, and interact with the world. Keep your eyes peeled to the horizon, and be ready to join the global conversation.