The Digital Divide In 1966, the world was introduced to a television series titled “Star Trek”, created by Gene Roddenberry, portraying fantasy technology that all members of planet Earth had knowledge of. The characters on the TV show used innovative tools such as Telepresense, Communicators, Phasers, and Universal Translators. In modern society these tools are used worldwide but they are called video conferencing, cell phones, taser guns, and voice recognition software, respectively. Another thing
Government. Despite the fact that the number of reporters covering the war was limited, they still managed to influence the impression that Diem had about the Americans. Particularly two reporters (Francois Sully of a stringer for Newsweek and Homer Bigart of New York Times) aroused Diem’s ire. The two reporters had consistently criticized the military capabilities and condemned the repressive measures the whole regime. Diem had reacted by ordering deportation of the two reporters from South Vietnam
was not in the most stable position. While, most people blamed these issues on the rise of communism, Orwell takes a different approach as to why these apocalyptic events occurred. He argued that the issues lied with Western capitalist regimes and that these regimes can just as easily collapse on themselves, becoming systems of government where one has absolute power and oppression thrives. Orwell illustrates this by crafting a world from which society is overtaken by an unrelenting dictatorship.
development strategy. In the space of four decades, they have managed to shift the city's economic focus from fishing and gold trading to tourism, mass communications, shipping, and finance. Unlike many of its regional peers which have developed unstable regimes and stagnant, oil-dependent economies, Dubai has diversified its economy to become a politically stable center for commerce and tourism. Consequently, Dubai has resisted the expectations of regional analysts and is a clear outlier from development
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in city planning, patterns of urban growth, and important differences between industrialized Europe and North America and the developing world, as well as the contrasts in urban design and living conditions between different sorts of political regimes— communist, capitalist, colonial, and fascist. Particularly revealing are Spodek’s discussions of the influence of prominent urban planners and architects— including Le Corbusier and the Chicago School—urban preservation and the city as the locus
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