Once upon a time, human was limited to teeny tiny amounts of data they were aloud to keep on their computers. This was because of the USB. Portable and easy to use, yet never seemingly good enough to store all you need.
With what started out as a genius device to store 16MB of information, soon left the techno world hungry for more and so the data bytes upped and upped until, one day, the cloud appeared. A shiny, fluffy cloud that stores all your information into thin air. All you need is an email.
A device you can hold in your hands converges into something you cannot touch. This example of convergence is something I regard as important because everyone wants to cherish memories or keep their work notes and if there is no room for it, then where do you put it?
But there is always a villain in every story and those are the downsides to convergence. Elderly people who may wish to join the beautiful land of storage memory may find difficulty getting to grips with how to use something simple to use such as email. At least with a memory stick you simply drag and drop without signing in or remembering one of the 200 passwords we try to remember.
Internet is another issue. If it is down and your USB is stored away to gather dust in the deep abyss, you are done for. Forget your work. There’s only so much you can print before your allowance is gone.
Nevertheless, the kingdom of techno lives on and continues to converge and create weird (Internet hybrids- I still don’t get them) and wonderful things (Hello smart TV with built in camera- goodbye privacy). And devices we cannot live without (Smart phone great!- Battery life? Not so much fun).
The End 🙂