From the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’s Babel fish to Star Trek’s universal translator, science fiction has found ways to break down the intergalactic language barriers, but it’s something those of us in the real world are still struggling with. New York startup Waverly Labs is now claiming it’s ready to make fiction a reality with the Pilot earpiece, which sits in your ear to provide near real-time translations of multilingual conversations. Launching with English, French, Italian and Spanish (these are handled far better by online translators than Euro-to-Asian languages) the Pilot comes with two earpieces and an app that allows you to toggle between the languages. Pre-orders via Indiegogo will start very soon, but deliveries aren’t expected for another 12 months. To read more about the Pilot at gizmag, click here. To get on Waverly Labs Early Bird Waitlist, click here.