Did You Know?

Both the terms globalization and the information age are widely-used terms that have different meaning to everyone. Thomas L. Friedman “examines the impact of the ‘flattening’ of the globe”, and argues that globalized trade, outsourcing, supply-chaining and political forces have changed the world permanently, for both better and worse. He also argues that the pace of globalization is quickening and will continue to have a growing impact on business organization and practice.” Noam Chomsky argues that “the word globalization is also used, in a doctrinal sense, to describe the neoliberal form of economic globalization.”

What meaning comes to you when you hear these terms? For me, working in high-tech PR agency with many European clients, it is incredible to witness the influence technology has not only on an individual, but as a nation and even the world. All the technologies we use on a day to day basis have become critical components to our lives.

Did you know that students are currently preparing for jobs that don’t exist… using technologies that haven’t been invented… in order to solve problems we don’t know are problems yet? Below, is a thought-provoking video, Did You Know, I watched in one of my Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) classes that captures these ideas quite well and pretty much sums up why I enjoy working in PR.

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