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Technology and Globalization

Many experts assert that globalization has essentially made us less independent and more closely connected to other people than ever before. This enhanced connectivity has important implications for individuals, small businesses, corporations, and governments. Thomas Friedman has been a strong supporter of globalization and emphasizes the benefits of globalization's technologies and outcomes. Do you agree with his view? Why or why not? What are some of the challenges experienced by governments that are associated with globalization? What are some of the challenges experienced by individuals?

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Bricklin (2010) records these view of Thomas Friedman towards globalization:
- Globalization is not a trend or a fad. It is the international systems that replaced the Cold War system. It has its own rules, logic, pressures, and incentives that will, and do, affect everyone's country, and everyone's company, and everyone's community, either directly or indirectly.
- The simple definition of globalization is the interweaving of markets, technology, information systems and telecommunications systems in a way that is shrinking the world.
- Globalization systems are also characterized by one overarching feature ...

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The solution is an analysis of Thomas Friedman's view on globalization. It discusses how governments and individuals react in the view of globalization.