I was walking through the Metropolitan Museum of Art. A woman stopped me and pointed to her phone, and I ascertained that this woman didn’t speak English, and was going to try to ask me a question via her phone. She had earbuds in, and it looked like she would say something and then the phone would show the English translation.
Sounds good, right?
The first thing that came up was roughly:
“Do you know the Mother’s coin.”
“The pond is the woman.”
“It’s the big ugly person”
“Oh shit no”
The woman proceeded to turn fifty shades of red, and just walked off, actually ran off, as she tried to bow to me. I never did figure out what work she was trying to locate.
So score 1 for the theory of technology and being able to further communication with one another, but for now, we will just have to muddle through the trial and error!