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Humans Will Learn Languages 'By Taking A Pill'

09/07/2014 11:06 BST | Updated 09/07/2014 11:59 BST

Founder of the MIT Media Lab Nicholas Negroponte says that humans will "soon" be able to learn languages -- or any information -- by taking a pill.

In a new TED talk the famed futurist and innovator essentially played a highlights reel of all the times he's been right about the future over the years.

Thane he got to the meat of his new prediction -- that within 30 years humans will be able to literally "ingest" information.

"You're going to swallow a pill and know English. You're going to swallow a pill and know Shakespeare," he claims.

"And the way to do it is through the bloodstream. So once it's in your bloodstream, it basically goes through and gets into the brain…and the different pieces get deposited in the right places."

It's not completely far-fetched, but as ever with futuristic technology the exact way we're going to get there isn't clear. Yet…

Check out Negroponte's full predictions below.