Synopsis by Alice Day
The use of telephone lines to transmit data is changing the lives of many workers, who are able to perform their duties from remote locations without sacrificing speed or quality. Emergency crew members can dial up physicians' advice from their mountainside rescue sites in England, sending the doctor faxes of patients' heart monitor readouts. Innovators: The Right Connections also checks out a computer system that will listen to speech in Japanese, then provide an immediate translation in English and German. Experts offer their opinions about the technical challenges of these topics.