If Google gets it way the world might become a bit more like Star Trek. For the past 9 years .NET made a truck load of languages understand each other in the developer world. Now this bliss could become available for the entire world population. According to this article http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/tech_and_web/personal_tech/article7017831.ece
we’ll be able to talk to Chinese, Indian, Russian, etc … colleagues and acquaintances over the phone in our native language and they’ll hear it in their own. If this works well (can’t be easy, far form) it will rock! I can already imagine myself at a conference talking face to face over a phone with a Brazilian IT Pro!
Excuse me now cause I’m of to the Holodeck with a couple of super models to teach them about Hyper-V and how to set up Live Migration. When their looks start to go, they’ll be able to earn a living in IT. These ladies are some smart cookies investing wisely in their future ;-).