An example of true convergence.

I have spent a lot of time talking in recent months about the concept of “convergence” in which we see old and new media operating side-by-side (think CNN and Facebook for the inauguration.) I have also referenced the convergence in techology as we have seen mobile phones become more than just smartphones; we have seen them become hubs of our daily lives integrating communications (phone, email, IM, etc.), music, movies, games, cameras (still and video), etc.

Patti Maes from MIT recently shared a demo of her newest device at TED. What she showcases is not only currently possible, it is likely to be available soon in one of the next few generations of mobile devices. Enjoy the video. I watched it in amazement.

Let me know what you think.

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Steven Ehrlich
Written by Steven Ehrlich

Fueled by an addiction (and brand loyalty) to Diet Coke, Steven has spent the past 18 years as a complete "tech geek." As an early adopter of everything from the Apple Newton and the Compact Disc to Satellite Radio and the iPhone, Steven has focused on the use of emerging tools and technologies to enhance both brand articulation and recruitment for a multitude of organizations including Yale University, Exelon, Walmart, and Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Steven is constantly on the move, both in the office and out, working with TMPers and clients alike to explore, develop, and implement strategic initiatives leveraging social media, new technology, and innovative employer brand delivery channels. He is one of the agency's thought leaders and is often found in front of a crowd - large or small - yakking away about some new thing-a-ma-jig or a socially-enabled whos-a-what-sis. At TMP Worldwide, Steven has met some of the brightest, hardest working, and talented people with whom he has ever had the pleasure to work. He is an advocate and brand evangelist for the agency and loves coming to work every day.

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