Imagine stepping into a different country where you’re completely unfamiliar with the language, and yet, you instantly understand what people are saying. There’s no magic spell or complicated surgery involved. Instead, technology’s stretching new limits to improve human communication and close the language gap.
Software company, Waverly Labs, plans on testing the Pilot: an earpiece that can translate speech into a different language of choice. Latin, English, Spanish, French and Italian are currently being developed in common dialects for the earpiece to understand.
Andrew Ochoa, the founder of Waverly Labs and the inventor of the Pilot, explains how the earpiece represents human “life untethered, free of language barriers. It’s not just a dream anymore. It’s real.”
This technology may seem like something out of a sci-fi movie, but soon, travellers all over the world will be using wearable tech that’ll be a bit more helpful than Google Translate. Although the translation only works if both people in the conversation are wearing an earpiece, a phone app’s also available for those who don’t have access to the technology.
Each package comes with two earpieces and will be available to pre-order on May 25. The earpiece’s far from finished as it’s still being tested and developed, but for now, why not try out the first version?
The world’s about to get a heck of a lot closer.