In Washington DC, not far from the FBI headquarters is the building that holds the new
National Virtual Translation Center, a federal office created by the USA Patriot Act in 2001.
The goal is to make a supercomputer that can assist humans in the translating of every
language. This will be the translation hub serving all federal agencies.
The desire of humans to survive is causing them to expedite our evolution. We need not fear
the doomsday scenario often mentioned by the robot pessimists among us—the one where
humans pull out our plugs.