The three Globalizations contrast in many ways. Globalization 1.0, lasting from 1492 to about 1800, was about countries and muscles. Its force driving the process of global flattening was the amount of "muscle" your country had. The key agent of change in Globalization 2.0, which lasted from 1800 to 2000, was the power of multinational companies, which went global for markets and labor. Globalization 3.0, beginning in 2000 flattened the playing field even more. The dynamic force was the power by which individuals could collaborate and compete globally. They could do so digitally with the convergence of the personal computer with fiber-optic cable. Globalization 3.0 differs from the previous two not only in how the world is flattening, but also in the types of people involved. In Globalization 1.0 and 2.0 it was mostly American and European businesses who...
The earth is flat. Who, but a government tool, has truly seen the spherical world? The human race should not be content to sit and accept what is broadcasted to the masses. A foul conspiracy to gain power and money keeps us in the dark, and unless the truth is thrust into common knowledge, society will continue to be controlled by scheming New World Leaders. Flat earth is the truth, and lies of science and government perpetuate the myth of a spherical earth.
Friedman, Thomas L. The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005. Print
“No civilization can survive the time when its agricultural economy is destroyed,” by Lloyd Noble. This quote relates to what people want to start doing in the agriculture field. When it comes to adding robots to something that is as important as agriculture we know that it will start to get destroyed because not only with it stop being picked fresh, but most of all it will make people lose their jobs. In the book The World is Flat by Thomas L. Friedman he explains how our world is advancing when it comes to jobs and technology. He also explains how middle jobs will be gone because of how “robots” will do the job that we once did. Not only will our jobs be taken away by robots, but by people from other countries. Friedman explains how jobs can become “untouchable” this will help people not lose their jobs because of all of the advantages they will have; this will cause for more jobs to be open or created. In the Yakima Valley we are known for the fresh fruit and vegetables we pick, but most of all because of how well they are being taken care of. Agriculture plays a big role in Yakima because it’s helping us create more jobs, but if they add agribots to the equation all the fresh picked fruits and vegetables will be gone. Even though some people may agree that having agribots is the best way to go because of how cheaper it will be for farmers, however they don’t see that having agribots will stop the work from being fresh. They don’t see that people who work in the agriculture field are better at being great collaborators, explainers, and green people.
The world is flat is a book by Thomas Friedman that provides an overview of globalization. It is an historical and geographical journey from the days of Columbus to modern day Indian call center, from great depression to the home of a common USA housewife demonstrating the pervasiveness of the world-flattening trend. The book illustrates that in today’s era to remain competitive in global market for any company, country and individual the geographical distance is inapplicable. He suggests government business and individual who must stay ahead of these trend to remain in market.
According to Friedman, globalization has played a significant part in the shrinking landscape of the world and it makes international things appear more national or local. This began about thirty years back but gained traction after 911. Globalization has elevated the global modernization of living swifter than that at any other time in the history of the world, and it is supporting amazing economic growth (Thomas Friedman, 2006).
Friedman first discovers the flattening of the world while interviewing well respected Nandian Nelekani, Indian CEO of Infosys Technologies Limited. This intellectual businessman had been the first to expose Friedman to this new era of globalization. Stating to Friedman that “ the playing field is being leveled” ( Friedman 7). It didn’t take long for him to realize that Nelekani didn’t actually mean the world was flat in the physical sense ,but it was being leveled so that countries around the world could compete and challenge each other in various fields. This new globalization was something to be embraced by countries all over the world in order to succeed and grow stronger economically, both collectively and as a single country.
There’s times where you just sometimes lose motivation for learning, am I right? We don’t realize how much our globalized world is changing and how this might affect us. According to, The World Is Flat by Thomas L. Friedman our world has changed and it’s becoming flat. We are all competing for jobs and those jobs that were able to get without further education are now being sent to other countries. But why do we sometimes just lose interest of getting educated? Could it be that our education system is failing to prepare us for the “real world”? Can we change this for new generations? Providing Universal pre-k programs for all children is important for our globalized flat world. Once children start school the school
In the essay “Is the Earth Round or Flat?” by Alan Lightman, published in 1996 in the essay collection Dance for Two, Lightman asks if we have wrongly assumed that the Earth is round just because we have been taught this. He starts the essay by addressing the readers and asks them to think about how many people “believe what they hear” and think nothing more of it. He uses the example that most of people have never proved that the world isn’t flat because that’s what they have been taught since a young age, and most people believe what they’ve been taught. Lightman then proceeds to explain how scientists like Aristotle and Eratosthenes proved how the Earth is round. This portion of the essay takes up about half of the essay. This leads Lightman
"Flatland" is a story of depth, and the lack there of. The tale of A. Square's ventures through Pointland, Lineland and Spaceland ultimately reveal to him the possibilities of the seemingly impossible. In this case, the "impossibilities" are the very existence of other dimensions, or worlds.
In today’s turbocharged political climate, the topic of climate change has proved to be a contentious, but often overlooked, political issue. In his book Hot, Flat, and Crowded, Thomas Friedman tackles this thorny topic head on by exploring what America’s responsibility is in tackling climate change. He effectively argues that America must take a lead in innovation to generate clean energy and create energy efficiency and a “smart grid” in order to survive today and in the future.
First of all, Friedman talks about the different levels of globalization. There are 3 different time periods in which the society has differed and changed, bringing us to where we are today. Globalization 1.0, which took place from 1492 to 1800, was the first step to making the world flatter. The coming to America, and the industrial drive that came along with this is what most characterized globalization 1.0. The industry drive was about things such as manpower and horsepower, and how well we could utilize these in the world market. This caused the world to “shrink” a little bit, and become flatter. With the discovery of a new world, it broadened the area in which business was conducted, but the commonality of rule and trade caused the distance to be spanned more frequently. I think Friedman’s notions regarding globalization 1.0 is very accurate. The world in our terms began in 1492 with the discovery of North America. Once the area began to be inhabited and settled, there was much more worldwide interaction. Communications and trade between the American colonies and England increased, and this began a more stable business of worldwide association. I believe that Friedman’s theory is true, because the discovery of a land across the ocean for th...
...in the new “flat world” individuals need to figure out how to become “untouchable.” He explains that “untouchables are people whose jobs cannot be outsourced, digitized, or automated” (184). He explains that in a “flat world” there is no longer a job based solely on geographic, but rather in most cases an available job “will go to the best, smartest, most productive or cheapest worker-wherever he or she resides” (183). He goes on to show that companies and individuals have to look at the global picture today in order to succeed (183).