- Jacky Tang
What does the future of globalization look like?
The world has undoubtedly become increasingly interconnected. The way in which our economic and political boundaries have merged have changed the ways nations interact with one another. We not only trade goods and money, but also trade jobs and ideas to compete in this international market.
In addition to these hard changes from the top down, information from the bottom up are also impacting the way the world evolves. Citizens at the individual level can influence the realms of art and culture. Videos people post change how things like dance, film, visual arts and music evolve. The internet has provided anyone with a voice and ideas are traded far more quickly and easily than ever before.
Even knowledge, not just information, travels quickly. People in developing nations can educate themselves or are provided more educational opportunities by accessing the internet.
With all of these connections the world is starting to look very different than it ever has. My question is how far will things go? Will levels of knowledge eventually level off around the world? As a result of equal opportunities and educational levels will economies become more balanced? Will the global gap start to close? What other innovations and advancements can human civilization be capable of as we become increasingly more interdependent on one another?