A father teaching his son to drive, great. A father allowing his his 8 year old son to drive, not so much. A father dead drunk in the passenger's seat while his 8 year old son drives over 100 miles on major highways with the boy's 4 year old sister in the back seat, Darwin by proxy.
You've heard the phrase 'science fiction becomes science fact' well, here's an example of the beginnings of that very thing. An app is available for the Android phone that translates spoken English to several other languages. Could a real version of Star Trek's universal translator be far behind?
Paul Di Filippo
Paul has been paid to put weird ideas into fictional form for over thirty years, in his career as a noted science fiction writer. He has recently begun blogging on many curious topics with three fellow writers at The Inferior 4+1.
Chuck is the purveyor of News of the Weird, the syndicated column which for decades has set the gold-standard for reporting on oddities and the bizarre.
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