Based on a feature from Discovery News, a new “translator” on-the-works has been developed in Japan, a device primed to facilitate the communication between humans and dolphins.
The “translator” essentially reproduces the sounds made by dolphins, dealing with various pitches and frequencies, including those which dolphins utilize in communicating with each other.
Currently, researchers and scientists are eager in giving the new device a go, with plans on conducting a number of tests, touching up on the vocalizations and sounds aspect of dolphin “talk”, in relation to responses.
It is hoped that gathered research data would lead to further understanding over the dolphin language, kind of like a Rosetta Stone equivalent, which would then lead to the development of a language-translation system between human lingo and dolphin talk.
As amazing as the device is, many have raised a question pertaining to the intent of its creation. Why would humans want to talk to dolphins, anyhow?
Many are not aware of how dolphins have been helpful in undersea tasks done by dolphins, given their versatility and trainability.
They’ve been helpful in mapping undersea trenches, as well as have helped in the rigging of sonar sensors for deep sea explorations. Developing a system that allows for better interaction with them will surely make things easier for concerned parties.
That plus it just may be that dolphins have something interesting to tell human beings.
“So long, and thanks for all the fish,” maybe.