"Yes, globalization. For many people, that word conjures up, at best, images of container ships moving manufactured goods from far-flung factories. At worst, it harkens back to acrid debates about trade deficits, currency wars and jobs moving to China. In fact, since the Great Recession of 2008, the global flow of goods and services has flattened, and cross-border capital flows have declined sharply. But globalization overall isn't on the wane. Like so much in our world today, it has reinvented itself by going digital."
"The world is becoming more and more interconnected. Globalization changes how people consume, work and live almost everywhere on the world. Today, many economic, political, cultural or ecological relationships are not explainable from a national perspective. At the same time, a controversial debate about the consequences of globalization has begun."
Graham Turner and Cathy Alexander: Four decades after the book was published, Limit to Growth’s forecasts have been vindicated by new Australian research. Expect the early stages of global collapse to start appearing soon
AmaMany of us only know the world's most famous landmarks through images that show them in all their beautiful, historical glory. The world has changed since these structures were built, so the surrounding landscapes might not be what you'd expect.
As stated in this NPR article: "The video shows satellite tracking of routes superimposed over Google Earth. It focuses on some of the main choke points for international shipping, such as the Strait of Malacca on the southern tip of Malaysia, Suez Canal, the Strait of Gibraltar and Panama Canal. It's a good reminder that about 90 percent of all the goods traded globally spend at least some of their transit time on a ship."
"Henry Monterroso is a foreigner in his own country. Raised in California from the age of 5, he was deported to Mexico in 2011 and found himself in a land he barely knew. But the 34-year-old now supervises five employees amid rows of small cubicles who spend eight hours a day dialing numbers across the United States. He is among thousands of deported Mexicans who are finding refuge in call centers in Tijuana and other border cities. In perfect English — some hardly speak Spanish — they converse with American consumers who buy gadgets, have questions about warrantees or complain about overdue deliveries."
This article by Kenneth Griffith originally appeared on LinkedIn and is published with permission. Nairobi has gotten a lot of press over the past few years as the rising "Silicon Savannah" of Africa - a hub for tech start-ups in Sub-Saharan Africa. Most of the press is legit, but there is also a bit of hype. I've been a participant in Nairobi's tech scene since 2012 when I discovered the iHub, a year after moving here in 2011. I thought I would share my notes here for those who want to get a real picture of what is going on in the "Silicon Savannah." Overview - What is the Silicon Savannah? Kenya is the classic "savanna" climate, with massive grasslands supporting large herds of animals. Likening Nairobi's tech scene to Silicon Valley gave rise to the moniker "Silicon Savannah". iHub - Where it Began Though Nairobi had successful tech start-ups before, such as Cellulant and Craft Silicon, the creation of the iHub was the beginning of Nairobi's start-up culture taking on its own identity. The iHub was started in 2010 by the guys from Usahidi. It serves as a convergence point for techies, entrepreneurs and investors, leading to a vibrant culture of tech start-ups, and start-up hubs that have sprung up around the iHub within a four kilometer stretch of Ngong Road in Kilimani. The list of tech spaces in this part of town now includes: The iHub Growth Africa Startup Garage Nailab M-Lab In addition to the accelerator spaces, there are three universities in Nairobi…
Despite massive advances in transporting goods rapidly around our ever increasing connected world, little thought is spared for how we mamage the waste stream. MEDC benefitf rom accessing the range of goods but LEDC have to deal with the dismantling of the transport modes.
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