Language Barriers

Language barriers are always a problem when many of us travel to foreign countries unless you have the great fortune of having a son that speaks French and or travel with European friends that can translate for you.  Even with Google Translate, I still struggle to communicate with people I meet when traveling in a foreign country. 

I am thinking back to my recent trip to Changsha, China with my friend Eric.  We were in the car that Hainan Airlines provided for our trip from the airport to the Sheraton in Changsha.  I was laughing so hard at Eric who was trying to ask the driver to turn up the air conditioning.  Eric's hand-motions and unsuccessful attempt to explain he was too hot.  Compare that with the video below:

The new product (called Pilot) that is being funded with IndieGoGo that takes a lot of existing technology (and new technology) and melds it all together.  Waverly Labs has developed such an interesting product that brings hope to people that struggle with foreign languages.  This can be a game changer for business and leisure travelers.  Love it!