[ExI] language lust

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Thu Aug 27 08:28:40 UTC 2020

On Wed, 26 Aug 2020 at 23:04, Anton Sherwood via extropy-chat
<extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> Someone mentioned language learning, triggering this thought that was
> recently on my mind:
> Suppose technology exists to make you quickly fluent in a language of
> your choice.  (For even more counterfactual fun, the menu may include
> long-dead languages, provided that they were spoken by more than a
> Dunbar number.)  You do not know how many languages your brain, even if
> enhanced, can hold; the limit varies from person to person.  So you
> choose them one by one until you hit the limit.
> What are your first dozen choices?  You may specify indirectly, like
> "the language understood by the greatest number of people in the New
> World in 1491".
> --
> *\\*  Anton Sherwood  *\\*  www.bendwavy.org
> _______________________________________________

That technology already exists.
There are smartphone apps that translate speech and speak the translation back.
One example -

Amazing for traveling abroad!
Google does Latin translation as well.


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