Here is an interesting article from Language Translation:
Language diversity is a fact of life. It creates language barriers. And we rely either on translation tools or on human translators to break through these barriers.
What if there were no language barriers anymore? Imagine a world with instant translation available cheaply and on-the-scene:
You can explore the Arab web and blogosphere. When traveling to Italy, you can easily communicate with locals. You can watch Chinese TV, subtitled in your language. You can chat with your friends from Mexico,
conduct negotiations with business partners from Japan, cook that wonderful recipe from your Polish grandma's
cookbook, write love letters to your Russian fiancée, and so on and so forth.
Actually there is a huge latent demand for translation. Human translators cannot and will never be able to meet this demand. It is the language translation technology that will one day help people overcome language barriers. It already helps greatly in translation of speech and text, videos, web-sites and streaming content. It makes work of human translators more efficient and enables translation clients to get translations cheaper and faster.
Read the whole article on the language-translation-help website: