WHAT IS TECHNOLOGICAL CONVERGENCE?

What is technological convergence?

According to Wikipedia technological convergence is a phenomenon in telecommunication and media industry to integrate services, content offerings, and means of communication under one core technology or ecosystem.

On a daily basis we can see how convergence is happening around us, for example, you can even use your cellphone to do measurements nowadays. Click here to read more about this application. (for all the Apple users, you get these apps on the App store as well)

How has the internet contributed to convergence?

We all know a cellphone and a laptop would be the best example of convergence but without internet it would be limited and would mean nothing. Let’s look at apps that contributes to convergence, Netflix, Amazon, mailing applications and Clash of Clans which trended all over the world. If it wasn’t for the internet none of this would’ve been possible, the internet created possibilities for convergence to expand itself to where it is today.

 

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