The Effects Of Globalization

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When looking at the composition of the world over the past years, it is not hard to see that the world is becoming increasingly interconnected. Globalization is such a commonly used term

in the twentieth century. It simply means that the world has become integrated economically, socially, politically and culturally through the advances of technology, transportation and communication. It is undeniable that globalization has resulted to a change of society which

must be addressed accordingly. Effect of Electronic Media

Movies are important and relevant in terms of globalization. We must consider the universal description of movies yet at the same time their illustration
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As it is said in

the article “Globalization and Local Culture” by Levine Institute (No date, P.179), people

worry about losing their local cultural industries through the film and entertainment

industry. For this reason, countries like France try to protect their own by restricting the

number of foreign films that can be shown.

Effects of Technology

One positive impact globalization of technology has had on the world is communication.

The mobile phone has been at the most noticeable of the technological charge. We have

gone from using pigeons with messages strapped to them to a hand held phone that can

send a message in the blink of an eye. Thanks to the ability to transmit messages

instantly, we are able to contact people all around the world and are able to spread our

knowledge with one another. People have moved away from having pen pals to now

sending emails or Skyping over the internet to talk with each other.Presidents and leaders

of countries are able to communicate with each other in seconds instead of waiting on a

message through snail mail. With faster communication, world leaders are able to
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With these treatments available to all, life expectancy increases worldwide.

In fact, John A. Charles, on the article “The Environmental Benefits of Globalization”

(2004,P.187) mention, “The rise in living standards has had tremendous public health

benefits as well. The infant mortality rate in the United States dropped from 29.2 per

thousand in 1950 to 7.1 in 1997. Since 1980, the death rate for cancer has dropped more

than 11 percent for individuals between the ages of 25 and 64.” He shows that, the life

expectancy for all Americans rose through globalization.Globalization has altered the

growth in flows of international trade. The tremendous expansion of global trade over the

last few decades has driven economic growth in many developing and developed

countries. While publics around the world generally approve of the key economic features

of globalization, they also have important reservations about its downsides. For

instance,even though they believe global trade and free markets can lead to
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