An example of convergence that I would like to describe is technology convergence. In modern days the rapid growth of technology is not only affecting individuals but it also affects the industries and organisations in various ways. The life with modern technology became easier and the information became more accessible, however it did leave a large side effect on the employability.
As it has been stated by the slideshare.net “technological convergence is when new technologies are created that take over from past technologies and perform the same task but in a more advanced manner”. The effect of technology convergence can be seen in media employment. It affects the recruitment requirements as organisations search for those who can offer flexible skills and an ability to perform multiple functions.
On one hand this example of technological convergence is beneficial since it make the company more efficient and productive, however on the other hand it creates a negative impact on those who has professional but traditional skills which are now becoming more and more outdated and not useful.
Does that mean that jobs such as specialist camera operators, editors, producers, or even writers will soon decay, due to the rapid growth of technology?