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OMG Alan!!! You found a universal translator?? According to Star Trek mythos, on Earth the universal translator (UT) was invented shortly before 2151 but still experimental at the time of the launch of the first starship Enterprise. This version of the UT could be used for ship-to-ship communications only; for face-to-face communication or off-world missions, a skilled linguist was required – in Enterprise's case, Hoshi Sato. By 2267, the UT had been miniaturized into a handheld, wand-like device. Captain Kirk of the USS Enterprise used one to communicate with the alien known as the Companion in the Gamma Canaris system. Responding to Zefram Cochrane's question about the theory of operation, Kirk explained that there are certain universal ideas and concepts common to all intelligent life. The translator compares the frequencies of brainwave patterns, selects those ideas it recognizes, and provides the necessary grammar. Kirk further explained that the device speaks with a voice, or the approximation of one, that corresponds to the identity concepts it recognizes. The Companion was revealed to be female because the universal translator detected this facet of its identity from its brainwave patterns, and assigned it a female voice. In the 24th century, UT technology had advanced to where it could be integrated into the combadges worn by Starfleet personnel. The universal translator fails from time to time, as with the Tamarians, whose metaphor-based language defeated the mechanism completely. This failure raises the question of whether a universal translator could actually be constructed to handle alien-human communications.
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