Evolution of Technology Essay

3042 Words Apr 26th, 2000 13 Pages
Primitive men cleaved their universe into friends and enemies and responded with quick, deep emotion to even the mildest threats emanating from outside the arbitrary boundary. With the rise of chiefdoms and states, this tendency became institutionalized, war was adopted as an instrument of policy of some of the new societies, and those that employed it best became - tragically - the most successful. The evolution of warfare was an autocatalytic reaction that could not be halted by any people, because to attempt to reverse the process unilaterally was to fall victim.
-E.O. Wilson, On Human Nature

As every day passes we are become more and more a globalized society. With this ongoing cycle we come across a vast multitude of impasses.
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So now we have a definition we can go back to the reasons that we need a global mindset. The global mindset is possibly most widely seen in an institution like the World Trade Organization. The WTO in short is responsible for reducing taxes and tariffs, which in turn opens up global business markets. Here's a brief look at some statistical information that shows how the world is financially diverse and how money distribution is very unequal. The gap between the rich and the poor is ever-widening. In 1960, 20 per cent of the world's population living in the richest countries had 30 times the income of the poorest 20 per cent. By 1997, the richest were 74 times richer (Balls and Peel 1). The World Trade Organization attempts to shorten this gap by opening up trade barriers. However, there are many people out there with closed mindsets who do not want these trade barriers opened. Surprisingly many of these people are in the United States. It is probably true that as the World Trade Organization's goals become more attainable there will be some U.S. jobs and money lost. One must realize though, that the amount of world wide jobs and income earned by the lifting of these barriers will exceed the amount of U.S. loss ten fold. There were demonstraters at the WTO conference last week in Seattle, WA. People dressed up as sea turtles in revolt to the fact that if things go as planned for the WTO one of

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