Universal translator

star trek universal translator

While Spock and Kirk found themselves in many dangerous situations, Starfleet's Prime Directive was that of exploration and observation.

With that came the understanding of other alien languages thanks to the series' universal translator.

Sure with apps like Google Translate, we can type in and understand any conversation but now with tech like Microsoft's "Skype" translator, today's users no longer have to fear the language barrier.

First published February 27, 2015: 2:59 PM ET

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