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  • 1. “ The World Is Flat” Friedman’s Ten Flatteners
  • 2. Capitalism v. Communism Going global Common standards Information limit Globalization 3.0 Political constraint v. Practical restraint
  • 3.
    • - Interconnected
    • Anyone/ anytime
    • Easy access
    INTERNET
  • 4. - Easy access for ANYONE - Digitalized words, music, data, and photos NETSCAPE “ This development, in turn, wired the whole world together, and, without any one really planning it, made Bangalore a suburb of Boston” 8/9/95
  • 5. “ Instead of everyone trying to control the fire hydrant nozzles, they made all the nozzles and hoses the same, creating a much bigger market…”
  • 6. Outsourcing: Y2K
    • India has good schools
    • Gov. can’t provide jobs
    • Fiber optic cable
    • Y2K provided huge opportunity
    • America saw India’s potential
    • Result: More outsourcing
  • 7. By: Eleanor O’Quinn
  • 8. Uploading?
    • Self-forming, GLOBAL communities
    • Skips traditional organizations and authorities
    • Reshapes flow of creativity/innovation
    • FREE
  • 9. Community-Developed Software! ANYONE should be able to download a code and improve it Communities: Intellectual Commons Free Software
  • 10. And, IBM.
  • 11. “… We can’t possibly fact-check everything…” – Jessica Baumgart (New Researcher, Harvard University)
  • 12. BLOGGING Individuals can be online commentators for news, sports, etc. Open-Source intelligence gathering - Rathergate - Subway Bombings 24 million blogs as of 2005
  • 13.  
  • 14. Offshoring China increases competition USA
  • 15. “ “ They are not just delivering packages, they are doing logistics”
  • 16.  Supply Chains  Insourcing  Small businesses  UPS Capital  End of Runway service  TRUST!!  Tracking
  • 17. #9 “ Google is like God. God is wireless, God is everywhere, and God sees everything. Any questions in the world, you ask Google”(185). Charlotte & Valerie
  • 18. The world’s knowledge at your fingertip…
  • 19. #10: STEROIDS Digital, Mobile, Personal, and Virtual Computing Instant Messaging & File Sharing Phone Calls Videoconferencing Computer Graphics Wireless Technologies