I recommend to you Os Guiness’ presentation on globalization at the Lausanne Congress. It’s 15 minutes long. You can skip to the 2 minute point to get past the introductions.
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Some notes from my listening:
His understanding: Globalization is the process through which our human interconnectedness has now reached truly global proportions.
The deepest driver in globalization is information technology. Particularly the 3 “S” forces:
Speed: Communicate at instantaneous speed
Scope: Communicate with the entire world
Simultaneity: Communicate everywhere at the same time
What is happening in the global revolution, centered in information technology, has been described as significant as the rise of the wheel, the invention of the alphabet or human writing. Something that is transforming human experience at all sorts of levels from identity, to families, to work, to communities, to nations, to notions such as evil to religions and even for the sense of the [future] prospect of the human race.
Globalization is the single strongest face of the world in our time. We will wrestle with it throughout our lifetimes as the context for our living and witnessing.
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