It used to be the stuff of science fiction to imagine a world where language is no longer a barrier to conversation. But that world is here and now according to Waverly Labs, the manufacturer of a remarkable little device called Pilot. Pilot is comprised of a smartphone app and a pair of Bluetooth earpieces, worn by two people who don’t speak the same language. By simply speaking in a regular way, they’ll be able to understand each other because the device works like an instant translator, requiring only the briefest of delays. Best of all, everything works offline, meaning no expensive roaming charges while travelling. Unfortunately, Pilot is only available for pre-order at the moment and first deliveries won’t start until 2017. Also, the launch product will be limited to just English, German and the Romance languages (Spanish, Italian and French) but the company has confirmed that they will be expanding their translation capabilities to include Swahili, Mandarin, Hebrew, Arabic, Hindi and Slavic as well. Just imagine the possibilities.