Disadvantages of Globalisation

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Globalization is a process of interaction and integration among the people, companies, and governments of different nations, a process driven by international trade and investment. This process has effects on the environment, culture, political systems, and on economic development. It is arguable that globalisation is beneficial to our world whilst giving advantages to the sharing of technology, trade, and foreign relationships. However, all these four areas also contain significant disadvantages, and outweigh the costs of globalisation. Whilst technology can produce recourses and products easier, quicker and cheaper, it has the potential to destroy cultures, also including people lose their work as the machines replace their jobs. The increase of trade allows us to get recourses and products aren't available in our country but can add to the pollution and the overwork and abuse of workers across the globe, especially in developing countries. Offshore labour is very beneficial to developed countries because it's another form of cheaper labour, also benefitting developing countries because this way, it offers more employment.

However in this way, the other countries lose their knowledge and understandings.

Modern technology offers us a big number of services that facilitate in a monumental way our lives. Technology also makes trading and transportation much easier and quicker. From the internet to satellites, these technological services help us to make our lives a little more pleasant and easier, but the same as their advantages, technology possesses a greater quantity of disadvantages which can affect family environment, social relationships, traditions and cultures, and especially the environment. All these together outweigh the advantages. Although it's easier to communicate to people from different countries using the internet, nowadays people don't seem to talk face to face as much, and use the web as an alternative. This can damage human relationships and reduce our ability...