Analysis and Summary of Thomas L. Friedman's Views on World Advancement

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Since the advancement of the world civilizations, the world gradually became smaller in terms of connection. From the first trades between cities in the early centuries of the Common Era, to the current day where civilizations are the most advanced compared to before. Communication is the key point of the progress of humanity. The biggest change and acceleration of communication happened starting from the dawn of the 21st century. This all happened in the last hundred years when the world reshaped in terms of politics, communities, technology, and most importantly the ways of communication. As much as these progresses have their positive effects, they can still be dangerous if businesses, governments and even people don’t keep with it. One …show more content…
Since the advancement of the world civilizations, the world gradually became smaller in terms of connection. From the first trades between cities in the early centuries of the Common Era, to the current day where civilizations are the most advanced compared to before. Communication is the key point of the progress of humanity. The biggest change and acceleration of communication happened starting from the dawn of the 21st century. This all happened in the last hundred years when the world reshaped in terms of politics, communities, technology, and most importantly the ways of communication. As much as these progresses have their positive effects, they can still be dangerous if businesses, governments and even people don’t keep with it. One of the people who realized this big changes, how they were influenced, and how they influenced is a New York Times columnist named Thomas L. Friedman. During his speech in the (United Way of Greater New Haven Conference), Friedman stated: “Whatever can be done, it will be done, there is only one question for you, whether it will be done by you, or to you” (Friedman, 2008). He was mainly talking about how advanced the world is now, and how people much easier transfer ideas into actions. Friedman is mostly known for his book “The World Is Flat” where in the book’s second chapter, he define the reasons that led to the flattening of the world. The most known reason that Friedman summarized can be listen in ten points.
The Ten Flatteners:
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