Machine translation could remove the “cloak of invisibility” from translators, giving them greater recognition and status. As 99.99 percent of translation is done by the machine, two things may happen:

1) The volume of human translation could increase.
2) The perceived value of human translation could increase.

Read more: http://www.globalwatchtower.com/2010/03/09/google-translate-transparent-communication/

Will really happen this way? Hard to tell, right?