Impact Of Globalization On Our Society

912 WordsAug 18, 20164 Pages
1 Globalization is a term often used to describe the rapid advances in technology that saw a plethora of interaction and integration among government, businesses, and people. This is how I used to think of it, that it brought the world together and made it a better place to live. And it did, for those fortunate enough to be living in the first world. Although globalization brought prosperity to the first world, it was at the expense of the third world. So is it a bad thing? Is it a good thing? The answer is that it’s both, and it can be both for some and only one for others, what you get is decided by the place you call home. When taking globalization at face value, it’s nearly impossible to see the negatives without digging for more. This is because it’s caused some of the most influential and groundbreaking moments in history. The most noteworthy and arguably the thing that has had the most effect on our society is the Internet. Created by Robert E. Kahn and Vint Cerf in the 1980’s, a few years later it was made accessible to the public through the World Wide Web, created by Tim Berners-Lee in 1989. The Internet gives access to more information than any single entity on the Earth, it also allowed people communicate across the globe in an instant. This newly interconnected globe saw massive advances in medicine, sciences, and technology. Now that everyone in the world could collaborate without leaving home, a whole universe of possibilities arose. One of the first
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