Do you ever wonder find yourself wondering how we lived in a world without the internet, smartphones, and televisions? This new world of technology that we live in today is do to the globalization “super story”, which enables us to put things in ways we, individually, can comprehend. Thomas Friedman, an American journalist and three time Pulitzer Prize winner, suggest in his article “Globalization: The Super Story”, that the world has shifted from the international Cold War system to the new international system of Globalization. In other words, the world has adapted to a system of integration rather than divide. Overall, I perceived the article to be terrifying convincing, yet, upon further review I discovered to issues and lack of empathy from Friedman 's point of view.
A. Modern Movement Though the concept of ‘modernity’ varied between places and people in the past as well as the present, its basic pre-requisites have always been mechanization, creative and experimental architects and clients and the use of new materials (steel, glass, etc.) (Curtis,33). At the same time, different cultures and histories also influenced perception and ideas. Tradition was not completely rejected, but the closed-minded and superficial adherence to it instead.
As time passes by many new marvelous inventions, and ideas arise. But, somehow we as humans tend to repeat actions that have already been done. A perfect example of this would be the creation of the Monroe Doctrine in 1823 and Truman Doctrine in 1947. Although these doctrines were established for their respective times, their purpose remained the same. Both were used to provide foreign countries with military support in case they were being threatened by other nations.
It would be hard for one to dispute the fact that MTV has influenced every pop culture trend since its birth in 1981. One could even say that MTV is pop culture. No other media network holds in the palm of its hand the power to control popular cultural evolution the way MTV does. What other media network has influenced and helped shape public opinion, filmmaking, newsgathering techniques, presidential politics, and world politics like MTV has? In addition to that, MTV can take credit for reconstructing the music industry (Rushkoff 126).
The second section talks about account since World War II opposes speculation: It is to a great degree different and multifaceted. It has been vitalized by universal streams, for example, European existentialism and Latin American mysterious authenticity, while the electronic period has brought the worldwide town. The talked word on TV has given new life to oral custom. Oral types, media, and pop culture have progressively affected story. Previously, first class society affected pop culture through its status and case; the converse appears to be valid in the United States today.
Sadly, because this nation and this world are corrupt and unethical, the equality we are striving for may never be a reality. Nevertheless, total equality is not necessarily in society’s best interest. When stripped of any and all the things which make us diverse, individuals lose their identity. What we, as the human race, have seemed to have forgotten is our differences are not a disgrace, a curse, or an abomination; instead, our differences are what define us as individuals. They give us our strength and individuality; our differences allow us to accomplish more as a collective than a world full of Da Vincis or Einsteins ever could.
That would make for a very boring life and world. We can be equal in our rights and freedoms, but do not need to be equal in our looks, possessions, and handicaps. I can’t imagine what this world would be missing out on if everyone was the same intellectually. It is astonishing to think of the inventions that would have never been made because everyone is on the same level. We need some crazy people in this world.
Automation refers to the natural revolutionizing of means of production, and the freedom of enterprise in this case refers to its ability to circumvent According to the principle of Occam 's Razor (also known as the principle of parsimony), with all else equal, the simplest statement about the world tends to be correct. This principle demands that one should not increase, beyond what is necessary, the number of entities required to explain anything, or that one should not make more assumptions than the minimum needed. Dear and Flusty have violated the principle of thrift in presenting their arguments. Can the ideas of postmodern urbanism be conveyed without using these words (Bipolar, disorder, Citidel, Citistat, Commudities, Cybergeoisie, Cyberia, Cyburbia, Deep-time, Dreamscapes, Disinformation superhighway, Flexism, Global latifundia, Heteropolis, Holsteinization, In-beyond, Interdictory space, Keno capitalism, Leitmotif, Memetic contagion, Neologistic pastiche, Pollyannarchy, Praedatorianism, Privatopia, Proto-postmodern, Protosurps, Telegraphy)? Conclusion is that many (if not all) of these new words are unnecessary to describe the new urban
― Lao Tzu Any fool can rule others, but it takes courage and mental power to rule your own heart. Have you ever considered about the truth, why history never remembers those who ruled others, even while they were very strong and had an immense impact on mankind, in the same way, while you think of happiness why you run for those souls who ruled themselves instead of ruling others? “Simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. ― Lao Tzu Life is never complex; it is as simple as it should be nonetheless it is always us who made unnecessary changes to it for our so-called greater benefits, but generally which grow to be our greatest regrets later.
I know this because on space.com it provides” Even though the disadvantages that could come with time travel we need to give it a try because overall there are a lot more advantages than disadvantages.” This is saying that time travel is a great advantage to us giving us the power to change history, save important historical figures and finally see history from a first hand experience. Space.com states “ How can we really know all the disadvantages until we try it. So let’s give it a try no matter the outcome how do you feel about
The books, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, and Feed by M.T. Anderson, each describes a dystopian future where technology is dominant, and literature is close to extinction. In these futures, technology causes humans to dumb down. While societies strict social standards creates each person to be similar to one another, allowing groups to be manipulated easier. The books have a similar theme; don 't let technology get out of control.
None-the-less the information age has brought us many different incredible tools that enable quick and easy communication. It would appear that these tools, designed to bring us together could be the very factor that drives us apart. Mass media does not feel as if it should be considered a new technology when in reality it is. Media plays a both a positive and negative role in politics. Time will tell us whether the positives of mass media outweigh the negatives.