A Tokyo trip report
Posted Jul 19, 2007 9:44 UTC (Thu) by pcampe
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>Certainly, unless some global catastrophic disruptions happen, the mankind
>will largely speak a single language in 100-200 years or so from now.
200 years from now, we have real-time, multi-language, inch-size translators, so won't be the need for a global language, an impoverishment from the cultural diversity and richness we have now with many different languages with millions of books and documents written.
If I can say, I've noted that a very tiny part of american people care about speaking a foreign language, so they underestimate the difficult for a non-english speaking person to use another language for everyday's work, and I guess that if american are not so american-centric, this would help a lot in interoperability between people.
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