The Future of Innovative Technology

What will YOU come up with next?


Convergence is the merging of distinct technologies, industries, or devices into a unified whole. We have seen digital convergence happening for in many areas: TV & the web, phones & the Internet, digital cameras & phones, social media & games, etc. More is to come with the emergence of 3D printing, mobile technologies, open content, and more. So, how do you envision the future for your children and grandchildren. What will they be using in school and business? How will their lifestyles be different than your own? WHAT WILL CONVERGE?

Areas to consider

What will shopping experiences be like?

What features will be on your car?

How will we communicate and do business with other countries?

What will our future schools be like?

How will life be easier and more efficient?

How will jobs change?

How will manufacturing processes be difference?

What advancements will be made in the healthcare system due to technology?

How will changes affect the environment?

How will government adapt or be a part of the process?

In the News

What will technology look like in 2019?

In the video below, Microsoft predicts what technology will look like in 2019. How many different types of NEW technology is seen in the video? Be ready to name examples of converging products.
Microsoft's Concept of How 2019 Will Look Like - Official Video

The Art of Innovation

Marketable converging products have meaning. Why should the product exist? What will it do for consumers? Lower cost? Improve lifestyle? Save time? Improve quality? Etc. Convergence happens because of innovation! Guy Kawasaki talks about the art of innovation. Does he use any examples of convergence?
The art of innovation | Guy Kawasaki | TEDxBerkeley

Now you're ready!

Go be innovative! Think of a new converging product that will benefit consumers.

Check out the "Convergence creates innovation" assignment on Google classroom!