The Biblical version makes reference to an ancient event in history. There are those that believe that ancient constructors and their clients were attempting to build a skyscraper so high that they could be as close to the powers that be as possible. It turn out that the powers were so upset that it caused the affected men and women to speak in strange tongues that no-one could understand. To avoid misunderstandings and even war, the ancient peoples scattered themselves across the world to be, as they say, with their own kind.
Thousands and thousands, and thousands of years later, the world grew much smaller. It became so small that it is now being called a global village. This, it is felt by most of today’s powers that be, is good for business. Now while, still to this day, corporates and business owners and their staff still speak a thousand and one languages, they understand every syllable spoken at their annual conferences. The company secretary or designated record keeper now has his or her conference translation equipment close to hand.
It is discreetly located on the conference table. It hardly attracts any notice. Like most soft-ware based and digitally empowered devices, the translation equipment is so small that it can easily be pocketed. There are other recording and translation and transcription alternatives these days that are able to give visual interpretations for those that need this presentation. In the small, global village, there is no longer a need for disagreements or misunderstandings, not even wars, now that every word, sentence and syllable can be understood.
It took innovative design and a degree of genius to achieve this feat. This against the grain of those intent on believing that the world must be flat.