Asa result of the current development of the society and technology,globalization has become an important part in world economy. It isundeniable that technology brings positive energy to the world. As amatter of demand, “the mix of technology and economic integrationtransforming the world has created unparalleled prosperity”. Thepositive effect of globalization on the world is that it improveshumanity as a whole (The Economist, 2007).
Humannecessities such as water, food, land, houses and technology arewidely available and affordable to us because of mass production.However, they do not provide us with a stable social order. Incontrast, “asa result of globalization, computerization, growing economic andtechnological inequality there has been unsustainable populationgrowth. The impact of global climate change has created disputes”(Wood, 2014). In my view, technology and globalization are thereason for the existence of the current disputes in the world.
Thelist of disputes in the world include first, the ban of American foodin Russia that has resulted to heightened attention towards Russia bythe US and Europe. The second dispute is the US bombings in Iraqwhile fighting the Kurds. Third is the war between Israel and theHamas. Last but not least is the Ebola outbreak in West Africa (Wood,2014).
Theresultant affliction makes the world messy. Developments ofglobalization and technology are the major causes of conflict in theworld. For example, globalization has created the big gap that existsbetween the rich and the poor.
Ina contrary opinion, due to the available cheap labor in developingcountries, developed economies have begun to conduct theirmanufacturing activities in the developing countries like Bangladeshin order to maximize their profits. As a result, hundreds of millionsof people in developing countries are able to escape poverty(Shannon, 2013). However, the development of developing countriesends up influencing the developed countries economy. The resultanteconomic disparity is not conducive to the world’s peace andharmony.
Further,although economic globalization has promoted global economicdevelopment, majority of the developing countries did not get a fairtreatment. More than 1,000 Bangladesh garment workers have died infires and other disasters since 2005 (Shannon, 2013). In addition,the developed countries have got used to low prices of wages it’sreally hard and almost impossible to change that. To be precise, theunequal trade relationships have resulted into more disputes all overthe world. further intensifies the world’s economicimbalances by widening the gap between the rich and the poor. Forexample Robert Nardelli, as a chief executive, upon losing his job,can get a reward of about $210 million. However, when a worker losesa job, he can get nothing. According to the Economist (2007), despitethe fact that the GDP of developing countries has fallen to historiclows, the profits are soaring in the rich world.
Theemergence of globalization breached the social contract. It caused afierce competition of multinational companies by affecting the wageand employment status of workers in developed countries. Such asituation can cause chaos in the world.
Thesecond factor is technology. Digital technology has infiltrated ourlife, which is changing the way we live, and the most significantpart is that it brings chaos in the world. Everyone knows technologyprovides convenience to our life, such as, we are no longer usingletters to send message to others instead we are using computer andsmart phone we are no longer waiting in the line for public phonesinstead we are using real time where we can make a cell phone face toface with an in build camera.
However,“…technology is dividing us as much as it is uniting us. Yes,technology can make the far feel near. But, it can also make the nearfeel far” (Johnson, 2006). Technology is making the near feel farbecause it prevents people from interacting and communicating witheach other physically. A good example, according to Basulto (2012),when someone is pushed onto the subway tracks, people just takepictures or record video rather than help the victim within the 22seconds .Technology has turned people into “mobile bystanders”, ithink it was immoral behavior to see a man die without helping him.People who were physically there had the ability to save him. I can`timagine how the world would be like if everybody turned out likethis. Another example is when people take a taxi the driver and thepassenger are both on digital media instead of talking to each other(Johnson, 2006).
Technologyis making people disconnected to their outside world. The phenomenaof people being physically disconnected to the real world are moreremarkable in the cities where many people isolate themselves fromthe world by using their phones. On the contrary, the technology isnot conducive to interpersonal communication. For these situations, Iwant to ask a question. Is not chaos winning in the world?
Inconclusion, we can’t say that what now divides the world arematters of order versus chaos. In comparison, the world has itsissues. “Every day, the world’s headlines get worse”. All kindsof world woes and natural disasters are damaging our world order. So,I think chaos is wining in the world.