King World News – A world where there are no more language barriers might not be too far away – online, at least.
Skype has now released the beta version of its live translation tool, allowing people to speak to others in another language – even if they don’t know what they’re saying.
The tool translates speech instantly, providing both text and spoken translations.
You can sign up for the beta version of Skype Translator now on their website.
For now the public version is only able to translate between English and Spanish – and you need a Windows 8.1 device to use it.
But it will eventually have more than 40 languages available letting people of many countries speak to one another with ease.
How did the world get so confused with so many languages? Walking across a national border is like walking into another planet. People looked different, think differently, practice cultures that are not comprehensible and speak unknown tongues. All these happen just one step across a geographical border. We have accepted this strange phenomenon as natural. But such abrupt changes to the human race just one step across a border is certainly not natural. It would be more natural if there is a seamless transition, especially if we accept that there is a certain truth to evolution theories. Changes should be gradual, evolving over time, instead of abrupt. Are we able to explain this anomaly?
There is no plausible explanation coming from the realms of science. However much scientists try, the existence of segregated, non homogeneous tribes of the human kind is perplexing. Only in the Bible is there an account of the circumstances leading to this situation. This was recorded in Genesis 11:1-9, usually referred to as the The Tower of Babel diaspora.
11 Now the whole world had one language and a common speech. 2 As people moved eastward, they found a plain in Shinar and settled there.
3 They said to each other, “Come, let’s make bricks and bake them thoroughly.” They used brick instead of stone, and tar for mortar. 4 Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves; otherwise we will be scattered over the face of the whole earth.”
5 But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower the people were building. 6 The Lord said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. 7 Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.”
8 So the Lord scattered them from there over all the earth, and they stopped building the city. 9 That is why it was called Babel—because there the Lord confused the language of the whole world. From there the Lord scattered them over the face of the whole earth.
The evidence presented lends credibility in support of race segregation in history and as it stands today. Atheists, agnostics and spiritualists may laughed at this narrative as bedtime story. While there may not be a scientific explanation yet, anthropologists will find this account adequately credible. The site of the Tower of Babel has hitherto, not been discovered with certainty, although historical quests to locate the site provided evidence to suggest that Babel did exist.
Biblical narrative recorded God’s contempt for mankind’s attempt to exceed God’s authority in trying to be like gods. The unity of language and ingenuity of man’s ability has the potential to make man becoming god-like. This is not acceptable in man’s fallen state. Consequently, God confounded man’s language so that the different tribes no longer understood each other, thereby mitigating man’s ability for mischief.
In the increasingly connected world, unification of languages is deemed necessary. The United Nations brought about leaders from different nations. In the UN sessions, discussions and debates are already ‘unified” using real-time translation services. The world is getting closer to a single language platform with the help of computers and artificial intelligence such as what Skype is developing.
Before long, the New World Order will usher in a one world language. The New World Order is de facto Tower of Babel 2.0. We are almost there. The writings are all over the wall. The European Union HQ was architectured with uncanny resemblance to the Tower of Babel. The Euro coin depicts a woman on a beast that was mentioned in the Book of Revelation.
Unification of the world and languages may just be coincidences. But those spiritually discerned cannot deny the fact that the same power that brought down mankind through deceit is once again manifesting with great power. God brought down the Tower of Babel. Unrepentant man will once again defy God’s plan and rebuilt it.
The spirit of defiance was manifested in public right after the 9/11 incident. Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle spoke to the world, “It is with pain, sorrow, anger, and resolve that I stand before this Senate – a symbol for 212 years of the strength of our Democracy – and say that America will emerge from this tragedy as we have emerged from all adversity – united and strong. …. Nothing can replace the losses that have been suffered. I know that there is only the smallest measure of inspiration that can be taken from this devastation. But there is a passage in the Bible, from Isaiah, that I think speaks to all of us at times like this. ‘The bricks have fallen down, but we will rebuild with dressed stone; the fig trees have been felled, but we will replace them with cedars.’” The senator may not have realised that Isaiah’s prophecy was in the context of a wicked and fallen nation that was being chastised. Had the senator read on the passage (see below), he may not have thus quoted.
16 For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and they that are led of them are destroyed.
17 Therefore the Lord shall have no joy in their young men, neither shall have mercy on their fatherless and widows: for every one is an hypocrite and an evildoer, and every mouth speaketh folly. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.
18 For wickedness burneth as the fire: it shall devour the briers and thorns, and shall kindle in the thickets of the forest, and they shall mount up like the lifting up of smoke.
19 Through the wrath of the Lord of hosts is the land darkened, and the people shall be as the fuel of the fire: no man shall spare his brother.