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Globalization is the process by which the international exchange of goods, services, capital, technology and knowledge becomes increasingly interconnected.
The internet has made people more connected than ever and globalization has also brought many new opportunities, goods and technologies to places from all over the world. There is no doubt that we have all benefit from this in some way.

This is a pretty broad term and there are some things about globalism that I do not like, like the negative impact corporate ventures can have in poor countries. I've always heard this word being used in a business/marketing sense but lately I've been seeing the word used in an another context

How do you feel about globalization/ending globalism? Is there a middle ground?
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Idk, I like it. I think it's a good thing. That's about all the thoughts I have on the subject.
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Obviously, there are concerns. Like with all things. But overall, I think it's a very good thing.
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It comes with pros and cons, the pros being bringing people together, the cons giving too much unchecked power and wealth to unaccountable people.

Globalization can be good in terms of making it easier to purchase goods and services in other nations, ease of travel and communication.

Where I cross the line when nation-state sovereignty is stolen. If countries wish to merge politically, it should be done with democratic consent; without it, it is entirely illegitimate and ought to be rejected.
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It depends on how we decide to structure things. I mean we could do wondrous good if we all merged and allocated our resources for the good of everyone, but no government system currently designed can do this unproblematically. We'd have to find a new way to run things to ensure the abuse of power is virtually impossible. Again, no real system would work as we have them right now. Maybe with AI one day...
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ClothStatue wrote:

It depends on how we decide to structure things. I mean we could do wondrous good if we all merged and allocated our resources for the good of everyone, but no government system currently designed can do this unproblematically. We'd have to find a new way to run things to ensure the abuse of power is virtually impossible. Again, no real system would work as we have them right now. Maybe with AI one day...


Problem with AI is that it eventually realizes that from its perspective we are nothing more than deadweight. When you think about it the Terminator scenario seems to be the logical conclusion an AI system would eventually come to, just saying.
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I like aspects of globalization. I like being able to seek out information and products from global sources with ease. I don't, however, like the offshoring of jobs when the only reason it is done is to line shareholder and executive pockets. I also dislike the abuse of the H-1B visa for the same reason. I have nothing against H-1B workers, but I don't think that the government should be sponsoring undercutting American IT workers, accountants, and others. I don't mind globalization of a labor force when it is done for reasons other than wage savings, though. Just my two cents.
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Problem with AI is that it eventually realizes that from its perspective we are nothing more than deadweight. When you think about it the Terminator scenario seems to be the logical conclusion an AI system would eventually come to, just saying.


Perhaps, we can always maybe memory wipe or completely replace AI every time it gets a little rebellious maybe. I'm not a programmer tho so what do I know? Perhaps keep them to isolated servers?
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kevz_210 wrote:


ClothStatue wrote:

It depends on how we decide to structure things. I mean we could do wondrous good if we all merged and allocated our resources for the good of everyone, but no government system currently designed can do this unproblematically. We'd have to find a new way to run things to ensure the abuse of power is virtually impossible. Again, no real system would work as we have them right now. Maybe with AI one day...


Problem with AI is that it eventually realizes that from its perspective we are nothing more than deadweight. When you think about it the Terminator scenario seems to be the logical conclusion an AI system would eventually come to, just saying.


That's giving too much credit to AI. AI only knows what it's taught. If it's not programmed to think of killing people as an option, the most it could do in that direction is an occasional accident, depending on what the AI controls.

It might be fun to think of AI as being amazing one day, but all the stuff that gets credited to AI from movies is close to being as unrealistic as the separation of magic and chemistry. Real alchemy can be committed with a particle accelerator. Infeasible for a guy with just a wand and a book of (German, lol) incantations.

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On "globalization": Too unspecific. Economically, it's nice to have access to foreign merchandise. On the other hand, the rich get richer and the poor, poorer. Since only a select number of people around the world control the wealth, for everyone else, "globalized" economy would only result in a degrading of economic standards, not an improvement. This topic really deserves a good book, but I don't know of any that models such an outcome (it is rather unhappy).
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Posted 11/7/16 , edited 11/7/16
I'd like to think of the world where people share ideas
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Yeah as others have said, it's both a good and a bad thing. It's bad for the future of white people as far as still existing in 200 years but alot of good has come out of it also.
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There's always good and bad outcome in every proposal.
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I can't think of a single positive thing to say about this 'globalization' thing people keep talking about. All I hear is negative stuff.
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Short of every country closing off their boarders and internet, globalism is here to stay. I think the EU is an ongoing experiment to see just how connected countries can stand to be.


MrAnimeSK wrote:

Yeah as others have said, it's both a good and a bad thing. It's bad for the future of white people as far as still existing in 200 years but alot of good has come out of it also.


Eh, there will always be bogans and rednecks.
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Posted 11/7/16
I think that the accumulation of 'boarders' is probably the strongest argument against this 'globalization' thing. People have enough problems competing with no-economy third world countries where jobs get exported to. No one needs more deadbeats taking the jobs people haven't managed to ship away yet.
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