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Demographics and World Commerce: Technology, Commerce & the Internet

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I need assistance in discussing the relationship between demographics and world commerce as described and analyzed, with a global view addressing the following issues:

â?¢ How has the diffusion of ideas and technology affected global commerce?
â?¢ What are the relationships among ideas, events, social climate, and commerce?
â?¢ What trends do you predict in regional demographics?
â?¢ How will these trends affect global commercial patterns?
â?¢ What impact will these commercial patterns have on the natural environment?

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The solution below should get you started. Having reviewed Fellman & Getis, what you are being asked in this paper is not to directly quote them but to exercise based on your own understanding their ideas in terms of observing current events and trends in the world. I hope this solution helps. A word version is attached for easy printing. Good luck!

Demographics and World Commerce:

Technology, Commerce & the Internet

Geography allows us to create a mental map of human activities worldwide side by side with terrain, environment, climate, and social elements. The geography we now practice today is advanced in such a way that it fuses social dynamics and locational analysis providing a more accurate representation of regions, nations and peoples according to their place on the planet and the varied factors that influence their lives. The application of computer software over mapping, human statistics, social issues, environmental factors, trade and commercial hubs and routes as well as cultural influences can be seen displayed in such online human geographic applications like Google Earth where location is represented as actual satellite mapping further enhanced by shared images from users, user comments, news and events expansion on locations, etc. There is, if anything, an increased integration of mapping and the social network representing the real world in the digital space. What then does this imply about technology, demographics and commerce? If we take the trend of the internet and software applications on global and social mapping as already socially entrenched (Google Earth and Bing Maps are not going away - they are in fact currently standard resources on geographic searches online) with much of the world connected online using the internet as their source of news, entertainment, information as well as a means to connect to others in their social networks and groups, then business and future commerce will be equally as entrenched with the internet becoming a 'market' for businesses targeting certain cultures, populations, and groups. This is already, of course, in place. The practice of EBay as a global web-based commercial hub has addressed such concerns (EBay has 'nation-centered' hubs as well as shown by their local versions to take into account particular populations i.e. Ebay.com.ph, Ebay.co.uk, Ebay.co.th, etc.) but while the internet has become entrenched in our commercial and social lives in the past decade, it will become more so as majority of companies will now seek to establish more than just a 'presence', companies with websites to present a public profile will seek to become more interactive and create gateways in which clients and their social ...

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This job deals with observing current events and trends in the world.