Sometimes I wonder if what I consider a weird idea might already exist in reality. This is one of those times.
With mobile phones taking over the world, I wonder whether a "C" button might be added to handsets. When pressed, this button would randomly connect the phone user to another phone user anywhere in the world. The random connection to a stranger would come with a simple language translation service.
It would be possible to refuse a "C" call, but I bet most people would accept it...out of curiosity...out of a genuine desire to widen their world.
C-calling could be addictive.
And what would it do for national boundaries, the lines we draw between "them" and "us"? A global world. A noosphere?