Nowadays, globalization plays a huge part of our lives. Almost every store I go to has international products. Made in one country and sold in the other, creating enormous business opportunities, and shaping the economy. According to “The Economist”, China produces about 80% of the world’s air-conditioners, 70% of its mobile phones. Another personal example I can give is the fact that I have access to the internet. As a musician, I can post videos of my playing online, and people all over the world would be able to hear me. I can advertise myself globally so easily, by using social media platforms such as YouTube, and Facebook. Even if I plan to have a performance outside The U.S, I can do that easily through emails, without having to wait for days to communicate via letters, as they did in the past.
Globalization has impacted my near and extended family as well. For instance, my father has been able to create more income by importing products internationally. On the other hand, it has been difficult to visit extended family members in person, because they live in the Middle East, which makes it hard for them to obtain visas to visit us here.
The U.S has been the top leader in the World’s economy, and the dollar still dominates most global transactions. Even though The U.S media doesn’t support globalization as much these days, I think that people are getting aware of the importance of globalization and are working to understand and help each other. Perhaps there is a line between when we think of globalization as a profit for the U.S, versus trying to come together as one World as discussed in Hans Rosling’s “200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes – The Joy of Stats – BBC Four” data analysis.