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how far can globalization go?

Updated on September 25, 2012

The world is fast reducing in size in the aspect of human relationship and it seems we can do not about it but accept things as it changes. Some centuries ago it was not easy for one to travel from one part of the world to the other. It was also not easy for one to relate or communicate with others in distance parts of the world because of communication barriers. How the world is fast reducing and bridging those gaps and it, now, seems we are coming closer, and closer to one another.

Thanks to the tools of globalization like internet, air plane, and mobile phones among others which have helped to bring the world closer. However, it seems that while some people are in support of this reduction in the world size by the efforts of globalization. Others are against the idea and efforts of globalization. The former group may do so because they claim that their cultural values are at stalk and that it may be lost or will have to confront another culture. Some people claim that it leads to a form of neocolonialism in that the strong nations still direct the affairs of the weaker nations via tools like UN, IMF among others.

The later group, in support of globalization, may do so because it is an effort to unite the human society and help create a more peaceful world with one ambition in the spirit of brotherhood of man. Well the main interest in this work is the internet and how it has helped us to relate with others. We have made friends both known and unknown friends. It is fact that we can now communicate with people online while we do not really know those or whatever is on the other side of the wire.

It is an interesting relationship because we can chat; discuses, share ideas, read articles, and learn online. Above all we can make friends online only to know such friends later or never get to know them. It then means that we may not really know those on the other end of the wire before we start but it is possible for us to know them along the line as we continue in the online relationship.

Many people have made friends that started from online friendship. The big question is how far can this online relationship go? This is because virtually everything is being reduced to electronic means ranging from banking, church meeting, conferences, and friendship, which is the closest we can get in our association with others.

Some people are now asking if we can, someday, have e-marriages and e-families. It will be fun but the big question is how such online feat can be achieved for both partners to benefit and enjoy their marriage and family to its fullest. Although some people wish to have a family without children, yet there are other things that make a relationship more interesting like an outing with your partner, a walk along a garden of sweet smelling flowers, having dinners or breakfast together among others.

Well, who knows maybe some people can still enjoy their relationship without these things being observed or there can be a way that globalization can break the barrier. That is why some people wonder how far globalization can go with the rate and speed the size of the world is reducing and virtually everything is going electronic as man looks for ways to improve his life and live better and more comfortable.

Globalization has brought man so close that we now wonder how closer we can get in our relationship with our fellow man.


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      davidkaluge 6 years ago

      Thanks HSchneider, we can use tools of globalization for good or evil but it is left for us to use it positively. I trust the world is getting better as we try to come together and close gaps in relationships especially relationship between nations that is why leaders are trying to restore peace in places like Middle East. In the past such conflict may not have received global attention because of gaps. Thanks

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      Howard Schneider 6 years ago from Parsippany, New Jersey

      Excellent insights David. Globalization is amazing and I believe it is bringing people together and doing great things. Just look at the Middle East revolutions. Everyone can connect instantly and although evil can be perpetuated, in the end, I believe more good will come of this.

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      davidkaluge 6 years ago

      Yes that you at least read and make contributions online, no matter your distance, is a credit to globalization. It affects us in various ways as the world continues to shrink and bring man together as a one big family. That is the world is fast becoming "a global village"

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      someonewhoknows 6 years ago from south and west of canada,north of ohio

      Economically - yes ! Culturaly - maybe ! Philosophy - not from where I sit! Then again I don't travel.I only know what I read on the net and hear in the news.