Brave new world: Convergence

By: Mukul Sharma

What is convergence technology and how is it going to better our lives in the future? Convergence technology is the latest buzzword. This means things like refrigerators that are e-equipped to routinely check foodstuff stored inside them and, on detecting any lack thereof, can automatically order the item(s) using the Internet protocol.

Then there’s television. Soon there won’t be. Instead we’ll have an email and world radio empowered downloading device with stereo compatibility enabled with computer-ready software that would not only double as various electronic musical instruments but will also be able to take video pictures of people watching it and show the same in real time on screen so that they can immediately see themselves as they were a few milliseconds earlier.

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