How globalization is creating a better world to live in.
We are living globalization every day. It is now a part of our lives. A person might wake up to a cup of Nescafe, put on Nike shoes, wear Levis, drive a Mercedes, work at Coca-Cola, eat at Macdonald, and watch Star Wars on Sony. Globalization is now in every aspect of our lives. Whether we know it or not, accept it or not, it is. Moreover, globalization is effectively creating a better world to live in as it; promotes multiculturalism, benefits the global economy, and spreads technological knowledge.
First of all, globalization promotes multiculturalism. It paves the way for other cultures to spread and be more acceptable. For example, the ease of travel and tourism allows people from different cultural background to interact, and discover more about other cultures. This helps in understanding human commonalities in different societies; therefore it will cause a drastic cutback on race stereotyping.
Moreover, People from different cultural background living together contribute to the country's economic growth. Dubai is the best example of such a society that consists of different cultures from all around the world living together. For instance, Dubai has a large Indian population, and many of them are doctors. Indian doctors have contributed to the health of the country. Americans and British have also contributed in building big businesses in Dubai.
Second, globalization benefits the global economy; it provides broader access to foreign countries and consumers. For example ,consumers who live in the United Arab Emirates and want to get an Iphone, do not need to travel all the way to the United States to get one, but instead they can get it from any store close to them just few weeks after it is released in the United States. In addition, even when consumers see an advertisement on television and want to buy the product, just by calling the company, the product would be delivered to them in a couple of days, they would be more surprised when they know that this particular product was made in the United States, packaged in Japan, and was delivered to them by a Chinese company. Furthermore, globalization also causes better access to finance and borrowing. For example, stock exchange, and the availability of international financial institutions, rather than just local banks, makes it accessible to borrow as well as lend money from all over the world.
Finally, globalization spreads technological knowledge. In the early 1980's when globalization triggered trans-border data flow, which is the international flow of information, countries escalated rapidly. For example, due to trans-border data flow, governments can easily monitor public safety by limiting terrorism, as well as helping financial institutions cutback on bad debts. This is done by connecting to a centralized database and matching personal information with wanted ones. Moreover, with the spread of technology and the development of the cyber space, people have the freedom to communicate and share ideas. For example, Facebook and Youtube are both social networks where people get to express their thoughts and opinions all over the world, by just uploading a video or by making groups to support certain causes. In fact, if facebook was a country, it would be the third largest country with 600 million people having an account. This proves how technological knowledge brings people together. Also, globalization and technology contributed in shaping new methods of learning in schools and universities. For example, recently Dubai Women's College has introduced learning through video conferencing; this allows students to interact with professors from universities abroad, and enhances their knowledge. As a result of the spread of technological knowledge, students can easily get certificates from foreign universities without having to travel from one country to another. For example, an old friend of mine Sara Hatem, who completed her international general certificate of secondary education in the Westminster School, Dubai, did her board examination online and got her certificate from The Cambridge University in London, without having to travel to the United Kingdom.
In conclusion, globalization has made the whole world interconnected like a small village; it is mainly used to describe the escalation of the advanced technological knowledge, it satisfies consumers need, provides them with the broader access to different countries, and thus benefits the global economy. As Sen. A said, ""It would be a great mistake to see globalization primarily as a feature of imperialism. It is much bigger- much greater- than that."
Eventually globalization benefits the world culture by supporting multiculturalism. After all, globalization has made our life easier and less complex. Therefore, people who are anti-globalization are visionless. Globalization is a slow process, however, it is improving and giving more opportunities to everyone across the world. Countries opening to the rest of world are the ones who are improving, and becoming more civilized. So, globalization will help improve the undeveloped, poorer countries and improve their living statuses.