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Green Room - Week 23 - Day 2

Babel fish are a real thing: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3592753/Don-t-panic-250-Babelfish-like-gadget-fits-inside-ear-translate-foreign-languages-real-time.html

Or at least the technology is emerging that have made it into a real thing. Now to just implant this tech into a fish!


Something that's really easy to understand is "Here is the topic thread": http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/932438.html

another is "Here is the Work Room thread: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/932806.html

No Babel Fish needed!


But if you COULD have something that not only cut through the language barrier, but also the understanding barrier (clearing up the misunderstandings once and for all) - who would you go to talk to first?


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May. 18th, 2016 02:22 pm (UTC)
I would first talk to teenson. The purpose of teen slang is to make conversation opaque to parents and annoy them, and I did my part in my day, but now I'm on the receiving end. My usual response is "Huh?"
May. 18th, 2016 02:35 pm (UTC)
I would talk with The Boyz. I'm pretty good at translating what they're saying but there are times when automatic translation would be a godsend.
May. 18th, 2016 03:08 pm (UTC)
I think that means I'd never speak again - all my obfuscation would be for naught.
May. 18th, 2016 05:46 pm (UTC)
Nice username. :)
May. 18th, 2016 08:12 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I admit, I was pretty pleased when it came to mind. :-)
May. 18th, 2016 03:29 pm (UTC)
who talk to first
um but I want to understand what they say, so I would probably listen, not "talk to"
EXCEPT that I might want to give a good "talking to" to several people, like maybe the Trumpster, except... I don't know if he would listen, unless he could put his name onto the babelfish
NEW EVEN MORE EFFECTIVE bankrupt Trump Babel Fish !
May. 18th, 2016 05:48 pm (UTC)
I can't think of anyone I'd talk to, unless it can also translate for mental illness. :/
May. 18th, 2016 07:42 pm (UTC)
I would definitely want to talk to animals...my kitties, my granddoggies and many other animal species.

I'd also like to speak with some deceased ancestors.

May. 18th, 2016 08:12 pm (UTC)
Regarding talking to kitties, apparently there's an app for that.
May. 18th, 2016 09:31 pm (UTC)
Definitely our cat, who was four when we adopted her and while she has mellowed, she still has issues with trying to bite or scratch when something happens that she doesn't like. We have never had a cat who did either, and this is new to us.

I think I cut her toenails once, a few months after we got her. That was 2 1/2 years ago. She gets them caught on things, and if you try to help her and she's stressed, then by god, THE WHOLE THING IS YOUR FAULT! DIE, HUMAN!

May. 18th, 2016 11:40 pm (UTC)
That depends. Could you talk to the dead? I'd love to get some answers from my Mom about who are the people in all these old family photos, for a start.

Label your photos with a soft pencil or an archival-quality photo pen (test in a corner first). First and last names, even if you know them, along with dates, places and occasions.
May. 19th, 2016 02:13 pm (UTC)
Oh yes! I would talk with all the critters and the trees and the clouds and...Everything and Everybeing! I would L O V E that! I mean I talk to the critters anyway. And I've been known to talk to, well everything anyway, but with this technology I'd be talking with them, and that would be so cool.
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