The Emergence of a Global Culture

The dawn of the twentieth century brought along with its wake an era of technology and information. This technology has connected us so intimately that national boundaries don't mean much anymore. You can identify yourself among any culture or society across the world. You can communicate, interact and collaborate with like-minded people anywhere on the globe.
Bottom line: Technology is awesome.

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But technology is having a far more important and greater effect on the world. It is slowly but steadily fusing culture — creating a single global one. We already see the effects of this — on the Internet, in our electronic devices, in our homes and mostly, in our workplaces.

The major aspect of this newfound culture is that there is a lot to gain and a lot to lose. One needs to be smart as to what they are embracing from this culture, about what they learn and what actions they take on their newly learned things. As every awesome thing in the world, technology has its downsides, and just as technology’s benefits are far greater than anything humanity has ever seen, technology’s drawbacks are far greater than anything humanity has ever seen.

On one side of the coin, it provides easy and reliable communication to the common person and helps in working and collaboration with people situated anywhere on the Earth. But on the other side, the internet also proves as a source of spreading the poison of hate and loathing to dangerous groups, such as incels, terrorists, hackers etc.

The Internet is a vast pool of knowledge, but it’s in our hands to make the choice of learning and supporting the right things. We all have the humongous power of the Internet at our disposal, and it’s our responsibility to utilise it wisely.

We are far more aware and empathizing with global problems, yet the global culture is just a toddler. It’s only going to prosper if we all contribute to making this culture great and suppressing and eradicating the bad aspects of it.

Thanks for reading!

Arsh Mathur
December 2021

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a social science enthusiast and an internet addict. i’m that nerd who corrects spelling mistakes in every group chat.

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a social science enthusiast and an internet addict. i’m that nerd who corrects spelling mistakes in every group chat.

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