I have been aware that I constantly try to be proficient at the two most influential languages in the world! China is predicted to be a booming economy this and next decades, competing against the huge US. The biggest economies that use either English language or Mandarin language. I’m on the way, “put on” seat belt”S” and stay ready!
Researchers at MIT are using Big Data in a quest to answer that very question. Reasoning that the language that can reach the most people is the more influential, they used the number of translations as their data sets. Huge amounts of Data from Twitter, Wikipedia, and books were crunched.