Modern Technology Creates A
Single World Culture
After WW2, the world was faced with a technological burst. People invented machines meant to ease our lives and offer solutions to any problem we might encounter. By virtue of globalisation, all the latest technology has spread in every corner of the world, urging the birth of a single world culture. In my opinion, modern technology brings about a global unification.
In the first place, it is common knowledge that technology has become a part of our daily lives. Innovation never ceases to appear, and that is why it is said that cars, computer and mobile phones are the worst things to invest in. However, we could not live without at least one of these items. The 21st century man can no longer imagine life without television or his cellular phone, no matter where he is from.
In addition, modern communications technologies are overcoming previous boundaries of space and time. Many of the activities that once involved face-to-face interaction can now be unfolded across great distances. Academics make use of the video conferencing equipment to organize seminars in which participants are located in various places on the Globe; the internet allows people to communicate with each other from any part of the world, and the television lets anyone witness events taking place miles away from the TV set.
Even so, there are some who do not believe in the “single world culture” concept, mainly because they say that there will always be countries that develop faster than others. In addition, the 3rd world countries will never benefit from the same technological equipment doe to the lack of funds. Therefore, the idea of a single world culture seems to be out of discussion.
To conclude, considering the spread of modern technology all around the world, I am inclined to believe that we are living an endless process of globalisation from this point of view.