TED Found in Translation Sessions: Pico Iyer
In this Found in Translation Session, Pico leads a discussion on whether foreignness exists. He notes that with expanded technology, more interaction and increased mixing of languages, it's getting more and more difficult to find a place that is truly foreign. But is the world growing homogeneously or is it in fact as full of distance as it ever was? The translators offer a unique position as their work with TED helps to preserve and revive languages that have been threatened by politics and demographics.
Watch the session now and then continue the conversation on TED Conversations.