Universal Translator

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by Rek, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

    Happy Xmas (War Is Over) If You Want it Premium Member

    Nov 4, 2001
    Nutopian North Pole
    So how do the deepcover agents who rely on UT hide the fact their lip movements don't match the sounds?
  2. Rek

    Rek Commander Red Shirt

    May 19, 2010
    Good question. lol They would have to work on learning the language and fixing their "accent" huh?

    This is my favorite explanation of the UT so far.

    To the others: If the UT is smart enough to "back off" if someone learns the alien language and doesn't need it translated, I wonder if the UT wearers could just switch the UT on and off with their thoughts?

    Oh and, the UT seems to be located in the ear(or so I saw on DS9 with the Ferengi).
  3. Nerys Ghemor

    Nerys Ghemor Vice Admiral Admiral

    Aug 4, 2008
    Cardăsa Terăm--Nerys Ghemor
    Rek--that's why I think it interfaces with the auditory nerve somehow.

    And I think that given what biofeedback can already be used to do, some sort of biofeedback signal could be sent to switch the UT on or off.