The title is supposedly a quote from William Gibson. The future I'm referring to is effortless universal machine translation.
I've asked before about machine translation: But Does It Work? and got some 'almost there' if not so nice looking french/english going. Here however is a perfect translation success of this this spanish webpage. This translation isn't just a nice try, but a perfectly functional if not fully grammatical translation. It is easy to supply the corrections needed, and I don't speak a word of spanish so I'm relying completely on the translator.