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The side-effects of globalization

Globalization is the main challenge facing mankind. Globalization was creating opportunities but it also raised many risks, especially for developing countries. The costs of a global economic slow-down; for example; were borne primarily by developing countries.

The definition of Globalization; it is a process of interaction and integration among the people, companies, and governments of different nations– a process driven by international trade and investment and aided by information technology. Despite the many benefits of globalization, some significant disadvantages have also emerged. Which are being thrown down lightly.

1. Globalization can ruin the environment. Moving things from one area to another wastes oil, etc.
2. Globalization can ruin local economies. There is a movement that wants to buy local – especially organic foods.

3. Globalization can lead to hyper-specialization, which can be good, but also negative. There is something great about being a generalist. Also what if something goes wrong. To know things generally give an incredible perspective that specialists do not have.


4. Globalization can be driven by people with “know-how” and power and they can systematically fleece the world. Some of the examples mentioned below:

5• Computers have put millions of people out of work. For example, they have ravaged the book-selling business. Book stores are closing all across the country because it is so much more convenient to buy books online and so much easier to find the books you want. But in many cases, it is possible to read books on the monitor or to print them. Computers have created jobs but not as many as they have displaced. More and more shopping is being done online. Even the supermarkets are being affected. It looks as though the cities are going to be transformed in the coming years, and many small towns are already being wiped out of existence.Another disadvantage of personal computers is that they are addictive. Everywhere you go you see people staring into their laptops, and you may wonder, as I do, what they are thinking and what they find so hypnotic.

6• Mobile Phones has connected the like global village. It has not only improved business but it also transformed personal relationships. Technology has evolved to such an extent that mobile phones are used not only for family or business calls, but they are now a way of living.

It has been learned that it has also an adverse effect on personal life and become the main source of destroying our family system. It is so common that the whole family having their mobile phone busy with their phone most of the time. Instead of taking care of each other.

Social media has also Gain more attention of kid going to school. It has become a barrier towards the quality of education sometimes.

To avoid such situation and a bit control on globalization we need to have standard operating policies and procedures. For instance, we can bound all users to provide their CNIC number at the time of making their email addresses. Because all of the social media sites need an ID and ID cannot create without an email address. So this way we might have better control over fake IDs. And moreover, we will have an age-restricted environment automatically. Because nowadays each kid may have his or her email address and users on all social media sites without any problem. Once it is linked with the NIC it cannot be misused.

However, it might be a challenge for internet ID providers like yahoo, Hotmail, Gmail to develop a system throughout the world.

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