No Arabic translators? Let's use computers!
This news item is a wonderfully hopeful development in technology application for making progress in the war against terrorism in the Middle East. Hard to win hearts and minds of people who fear you and with whom you cannot communicate. Kudos to the technologists working on this project.
If this works, how long will it be before everyone can communicate with each other? 10 years? Even if its 20, consider...it returns the world to a pre-Tower of Babel condition. What are the implications of that?
Sir Chuck (Senor Carlos, Messeur Charles, Herr Schuck, Fragen Chuckko, #4d Ckkri*i^%, etc.)