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Once In A Generation

November 25, 2009

Here are some notable innovations from the past 250 years:

1752 Lightning Rod
1776 Submarine
1801 Steam-Powered Pumping Station
1830 Electro-Magnetic Motor
1857 Passenger Elevator
1873 Typewriter
1885 Automobile
1903 Airplane
1905 E = mc2
1926 Rocket
1951 Computer (UNIVAC)
1969 Internet (ARPAnet)
1983 Microsoft Windows
1984 Apple Mac
1998 Google
2009 ?

Question: What is the biggest barrier on this planet? Answer: Language
Imagine the ability to communicate with anyone, anywhere, anytime in any language. Anything you can think of improves when language is no longer a barrier: education; health; peace; prosperity – everything. I’m just saying…

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  1. November 25, 2009 4:31 pm

    Great post.

    As we started our project this summer, we became more and more knowledgeable about machine and human translations. What strikes me as interesting is how the Googles and Twitters of the world are following the trend of localization, they have yet to “get” the full multilingual opportunity that truly does break down the final barrier – language. I know people that can help them, and change the world. =)

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