One way in which the world has changed in the last 20 years is the global issue of the worldwide communication revolution, which allows instantaneous communication across the globe, especially via the Internet. Telephones, mobile phones, and Internet service providers have developed allowing a new and convenient gateway for social interaction, business and even political matters to be carried out virtually across the globe. E-mails have replaced the traditional letter or fax, web cams allow you to see each other while talking over the Internet and microphones allow you to have a conversation through your I. S. P. The communication revolution has brought around many positive effects.
One example is easing political tension around the world. Important political figures can now resolve their differences or make important decisions without having to travels hundreds of miles or meet face to face. The business world has evolved, companies can now communicate faster, more efficiently, and therefore turn more profits. More businesses can make themselves seen through the internet, which allows a large diversity of companies to emerge. Communication companies like Microsoft and BT are turning an enormous profit, allowing them to make technological advances and offer and develop more services for the public.
It also increases employment and therefore decreases poverty in more developed countries. It breaks down social and worldwide barriers, allowing people to interact across the globe; different races, cultures, backgrounds and statuses interact. However, many negative aspects have resulted in this revolution as well. Wealthier, more developed countries (in particular America), are dominating the communication culture.
Therefore they are in a way exerting more control over the rest of the countries and as they are so advanced there is nobody to regulate them. Taking in consideration the rate and expansion of communication relations in every part of our society, this could have devastating effects, if certain companies or countries developed software, which allowed them to invade the privacy of individuals / governments /armed forces. It also divides the developed and the developing countries to a huge extent, causing even larger social and economic rifts. It can also be argued that this is not a true global revolution, as many countries are excluded due to financial and educational reasons. Another negative aspect is that it can be argued that virtual interaction is taking the place of actual interaction, which makes people less social. In conclusion, although there are both negative and positive aspects associated with this revolution, in my humble opinion (J) the positive effects outweigh the negative, as in order for society to move forward, sacrifices have to be made and if the developing countries have the power to be able to bring such great technological advances to the global economy and society, then it can only be a huge advantage to the whole of society in the long run..