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Our painting of the world now has three elements Money, Religion and the Gun, but how do we knit them together into our modern-day canvas.

We need a large brush of Humanity. Afficher l'image d'origineWe should endeavor to apply humanity as another wash, somewhat like the magnetic field that surrounds the earth in order to give color to the voices, of Humans.

We are all attracted and attached to one another.  Money, Religion and the Gun all melt into the background when we apply Humanity.

The continuing changes in the spread, reception, interaction, sharing, and understanding of global information have altered the process of human and technological communication.

The last few decades have seen a growth in the role of the English language around the world as the lingua franca for economic, scientific, and political exchange.

Since its conception, the Internet has, so it seems,revolutionize the ways of human communication. It is the rise of computer-mediated, communication and the Internet, more than anything else, which has and is reshaping the WORLD.

It enables rich (or technology able) countries to take monopoly over the content generated on the Internet and it is becoming a form of cultural and linguistic imperialism in which western values dominate.

Which is one of the reasons why the world is like this – a Mess.

Our application of Human Language will have to be in a medium that is not permanent as you can only recognize and describe language change once it has occurred. So it will be like the Aurora communicating, untouchable, here to-day gone to-morrow.  

The Language of Globalization is a relatively recent term used to describe the changes in societies and the world economy that result from dramatically increased international trade and cultural exchange.

However, this term as a concept is being use now in a wider way to describe all aspects of global human existence – social, cultural, educational and political.

The Web/Internet is a process by which the experience of everyday life, marked by the diffusion of commodities and ideas, is becoming standardized around the world.

It has come to define a level of economic, social and cultural activities that have outgrown national borders and markets through either industrial combinations and commercial groupings that cross national frontiers, international agreements that reduce the cost of doing business in foreign countries, or cultural influences of certain societies on others.

Globalization offers huge potential profits to companies and nations but has been complicated by widely differing expectations, standards of living, cultures and values, and legal systems as well as unexpected global cause-and-effect linkages. 

In it Capitalist form it has led to the formation of terrorists groups, wars, unsuitability and poverty along with inequality, climate change, driven by outrageous individual and corporate Greed.

To put it simply, information technology has been termed as the medium of a new, and fourth revolution in human communication and cognition, matched in significance only by the prior three revolutions of language, writing, and print (Harnad, 1991).

Information technology impact on how people interact, access information, and share information akin to the Bi Sheng revolution about 900 years ago in ancient China (Song Dynasty). This impact is occur much more quickly than anticipated, leaving all of our World Organisations in need of radical overhaul. 

Globalization is believed by some to lead to an end of a cultural diversity as it imposes sameness in the countries of the world; where everyone in the world is the same when we are far from it. 

Globalization has been viewed primarily as an economic phenomenon, involving the increasing interaction, or integration of national economic systems through the growth in international trade, investment, and capital flow. However, this definition has expanded to include also cross-border social, cultural, political, and technological exchanges between nations and in particular.

It was hoped that electronic used for communication between groups who have no other language in common, would erode Inequality and take millions out of poverty. To most extent it has done this, removing the middle man, opening transparency to remove corruption.

Unfortunately it is driven by global corporations that are being dragged through Social Media to table of responsibility. While the rest of us are being turned into modern-day slaves bound together by Debt Bondage.

Despite all its apparent benefits, globalisation has some downsides which could possibly derail the world. Afficher l'image d'origine

Of course years ago none of this mattered as the great unwashed were unaware that they were being ripped off.

Giddens (2000) defined globalization as a separation of space and time, emphasizing that with instantaneous communications, knowledge, and culture could be shared around the world simultaneously.Afficher l'image d'origineAs Paolillo (1999: 1) puts it, in his introduction to a paper on the virtual speech community: ‘If we are to understand truly how the Internet might shape our language, then it is essential that we seek to understand how different varieties of language are used on the Internet.

About 85% of the world’s important film productions and markets use English and 90% of the published academic articles in several academic fields, such as linguistics, are written in English.

The Internet is bad for the future of many languages but it might be the saving grace of many others. It can also argued that the Internet must evolve its own principles and standards in order to grow and maintain as a newly emerging linguistic medium (Crystal, 2001)

It must not be transformed from a tool for information processing and display for the few to make money but become a free tool for all. Afficher l'image d'origine

It’s important to recognize, though, that it’s our nonverbal communication—our facial expressions, gestures, eye contact, posture, and tone of voice—that speak the loudest.

When your nonverbal signals match up with the words you’re saying, they increase trust, clarity, and rapport. When they don’t, they generate tension, mistrust, and confusion.

Perhaps this is the problem with modern-day communication. The way you look at someone can communicate many things, including interest, affection, hostility, or attraction. Eye contact is also important in maintaining the flow of conversation and for gauging the other person’s response.

You need physical space to communicate many different nonverbal messages, including signals of intimacy and affection, aggression or dominance.

Emotional awareness enables you to:

  • Accurately read other people, including the emotions they’re feeling and the unspoken messages they’re sending.
  • Create trust in relationships by sending nonverbal signals that match up with your words.
  • Respond in ways that show others that you understand, notice, and care.
  • Know if the relationship is meeting your emotional needs, giving you the option to either repair the relationship or move on.
  • Our body language, expressions, and words can sometimes fire different signals all at the same time.

Our task is not to make societies safe for globalization, but to make the global system safe for decent societies.