The future comes to life

Over on Swiss Miss, my most reliable source of daily inspiration, I found this example of how the future as seen in the past is gradually coming true. Every sci-fi program worth its salt since the 1960s has included a device which translates foreign languages into the hero’s own tongue – and now your iPhone can do it.

This is called the Word Lens: it’s billed as “the dictionary of the future” and is available free from the iPhone App Store. The software uses optical character recognition and augmented reality to work its magic.

The future comes to life

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