Local and specialized, older methods of communications switchboards and dial-up internethave been taken over by homogenized methods. I think that was the first time that I really understood that the world was becoming smaller.
He was 26 years old then and it was his first time away from home. All his letters in the past 20 years have been preserved by his father. For most students who went abroad alone, this was their only chance to speak in their mother tongue. Everyone has their own views on whether technology has made our globe bigger or whether it has made it smaller.
So strategy and tactics have to be in place and flexible enough to keep you on top regardless of how the scenario plays out. Western values played a big part in European imperialism. For those countries whose people do not have access to technology, the gap is widening for them because as our communication industry grows, their society continues to be at a standstill, leaving them no way to conform or catch up with technologically advanced countries.
Now, I don't worry anymore.
Through technology we are able to see products, meet people, exchange ideas, and learn about other cultures simply through an internet connected device. Overall, it is not whether the world is getting bigger or smaller, but more so about the awareness around technology and its psychological impact on society.
For instance, many media organizations have now settled in the Internet, as well as public TV channels and radio stations, and have instantly gained international status.
The new business phones are so efficient and so high tech that you can now do face to face international business from thousands of miles away.
A generation refers to the state of improvement in the product development process.