Tower of Babel crumples with new tech | CNET News.com
Doh! No need to teach foreign languages anymore... or is there? New technologies will enable you to talk all foreign without learning anything. Just attach cables to your face and let the computer do the rest:
Photos: Tower of Babel crumples with new tech | CNET News.com
So you're talking the babelfish version of your desired languages and you look like a Star Trek extra. If the person you're talking to isn't freaked out they might understand you.
Of course anyone who's ever tried to learn a foreign language will tell you that one of the biggest hurdles is the culture. That's certainly something electrodes can't teach you.