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Wednesday, June 16, 2004

The Digital Convergence

"Digital convergence is finally happening -- and that means new opportunities for upstarts and challenges for tech icons."

"For nearly two decades, industry sages have heralded the coming age of converging digital technology. But it remained an empty slogan. Now, thanks to faster chips, broader bandwidth, and a common Internet standard, technologies are quickly merging."

"Hundreds of thousands of political bloggers, fly fishermen, chefs, and Oprah wannabes will be uploading gobs of video programming -- creating their own channels. This plethora of Web shows will joust for attention with television fare, Internet radio, video e-mails, and games. All of it will play on televisions, computers, and cell phones, which will be different flavors of the same machine."

Source: Business Week
See also:
Timeline of Future Technology and Social Change
Book of the Future
Visions of the 21st Century
Chronicle of the Future
Views of the future

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