La Bamba

La Bamba

There’s a common theme with Google: taking ludicrous future sounding ideas and trying to make them work. Google has tried self-driving cars, has mapped the world from orbit, is working on some way to get internet the world over using hot air balloons, created a real life HUD (admittedly one that did incredibly poorly) and now there’s this google translate app.

This app, if the video is to be believed, is a real time text translator. The app, which the video makes extensive use of, translates languages in real time if their aligned to the screen,¬†switching languages on the fly. I imagine a number of travel agency’s are salivating at the potential for this in traveling abroad.