Translators are an indispensable resource in today’s world.
Most of you may think that foreseeing has nothing to do with the unpredictable global market and the spectacular changes it goes through. John Yunker, the author of “Beyond Borders: Web Globalization Strategies”, could prove you wrong though. At the end of 2004 he had bet on web globalization going mainstream and on the fact that websites would position their global gateways in the upper right corner of the Web page. Surely enough that is what happened.
For 2006 John Yunker has made the following predictions: Chinese will become the number one translated language, corporate America will discover machine translation (SMT – statistical machine translation – software), and Lionbridge (a major a provider of globalization and testing services) will acquire a new translation company.
Do you think he’s right again?