10flatteners.20082009

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10flatteners.20082009

  1. 1. “ The World Is Flat” Friedman’s Ten Flatteners
  2. 2. Capitalism v. Communism Going global Common standards Information limit Globalization 3.0 Political constraint v. Practical restraint
  3. 3. <ul><li>- Interconnected </li></ul><ul><li>Anyone/ anytime </li></ul><ul><li>Easy access </li></ul>INTERNET
  4. 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. 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. 6. Outsourcing: Y2K <ul><li>India has good schools </li></ul><ul><li>Gov. can’t provide jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Fiber optic cable </li></ul><ul><li>Y2K provided huge opportunity </li></ul><ul><li>America saw India’s potential </li></ul><ul><li>Result: More outsourcing </li></ul>
  7. 7. By: Eleanor O’Quinn
  8. 8. Uploading? <ul><li>Self-forming, GLOBAL communities </li></ul><ul><li>Skips traditional organizations and authorities </li></ul><ul><li>Reshapes flow of creativity/innovation </li></ul><ul><li>FREE </li></ul>
  9. 9. Community-Developed Software! ANYONE should be able to download a code and improve it Communities: Intellectual Commons Free Software
  10. 10. And, IBM.
  11. 11. “… We can’t possibly fact-check everything…” – Jessica Baumgart (New Researcher, Harvard University)
  12. 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
  14. 15. “ “ They are not just delivering packages, they are doing logistics”
  15. 16.  Supply Chains  Insourcing  Small businesses  UPS Capital  End of Runway service  TRUST!!  Tracking
  16. 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
  17. 18. The world’s knowledge at your fingertip…
  18. 19. #10: STEROIDS Digital, Mobile, Personal, and Virtual Computing Instant Messaging & File Sharing Phone Calls Videoconferencing Computer Graphics Wireless Technologies

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