Global Village Essay-1
THE WORLD AS A GLOBAL VILLAGE
Introduction: Globalisation means a worldwide working policy. – it has become a buzzword in the new era of international relations. Globalization is now only what technology makes possible.
Five out of every six dollars that move in the world economy today travel through the electronic medium. Some products like software and TV programmes are also amenable to digital or electronic transmission. Goods and articles can easily and properly be bought and sold through electronic screens. The computer in global technology has brought about a revolutionary change in today’s world.
Its Impacts: Although globalization is mainly connected with business, trade and international relations, it can no longer be viewed from that perspective alone. The tide of globalization is now encroaching into other spheres too. Sattelite T.V. channels and the internet are bringing all sorts of different customs and behavior into our homes.
Under the present influence of globalization global cultures are steadily getting integrated with local cultures. Different cultures are constantly interacting. Every independent nation of this global village has its own traditional social values, beliefs and attitudes. But in the globalizing process, many foreign customs and beliefs are intruding upon them. This is also having a profound impact on the young generation in particular.
The exploited laborers: The idea of global trade which was inherent in capitalism has now become universalized. Taking an idea of globalization capitalization/capitalism seems to be on triumphant much creating opportunities for the capitalist’s countries rather than developing ones. The industrially developed capitalist countries in the name of help or, assistance and co-operation are ruthlessly exploiting the cheap labor available in poorer countries.
The global strategy of development promises greater employment opportunities to the people of poor countries and simultaneously it also promises them to offer high returns to capital. This actually paves the way for lasting poverty so that the capitalists can go on or continue to have a pool of cheap labor to draw from.
Global treatment: The exploited and impoverished workers of the developing countries are no match for globalizing powerful capitalism. Hence or consequently, a gap between wealth and pauperism is ever widening. Truly speaking, globalization has put people on the same vessel but in different cabins.
Only a trifling minority are traveling in luxurious cabins furnished with modern amenities. They have access to nutritious food, pure drinking water, advanced medicare and a life of luxury. But the overwhelming majority are traveling in the third-class docks and are suffering from a heavy hunger and serious disease.
Global language: Globalisation needs a common language for international communication. English with its many different reasons has achieved the honor of being the international language. It has already crossed the national borders to reach people who speak their languages. World English has now moved away from the control of its native speakers. “Global English is neither British nor American”- goes a fun all over the global village.
Usefulness: Basically, globalization is a process of expanding trade and commerce all over the world by creating a borderless market. But it has had a far-reaching effect on many aspects of life. With the development of hi-tech communication media and rapid transportation facilities, the world has come closer.
We can now learn in an instant what is happening in the farthest corner of the world are like families in a village. They can even share their joys and sorrows like next door neighbors. If one country is in distress, others can immediately come to its assistance.
Conclusion: To conclude globalization can bring happiness to everyone when all people of the world can travel in the same vessel in the same cabin without any distinction between caste, creed and of racial discrimination.