Carl Sagan, an American astronomer, once said, “Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.” People need to be capable of thinking on a global scale rather than thinking confined to just a particular locality. From early civilizations to present day society, the world has seen an unprecedented number of discoveries and advancements in nearly every field. Globalization is essential for the progression of the world. “Globalization is the integration of economic, political, and cultural systems around the world” (Doc Introduction). There is much concern regarding the impact of globalization on the world. Does globalization have a more positive or negative impact on the
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The adoption of dominant languages such as English, Spanish, French, and Chinese in cities everywhere will allow for easier communication between natives and foreigners. The blending of cultures is a positive impact of globalization because it creates people who are more open-minded and makes the adoption of dominant languages a requisite for improved communication between cultures.
Furthermore, food and water trends are changing for the better. The production of food has increased drastically over the past decades due to the advent of genetically engineered crops and more advanced technology. “We now produce food in unprecedented quantities” (Doc 4). Many people are unaware of the fact that they are already consuming genetically engineered crops. Corn, specifically BT corn, is a genetically engineered crop. Corn is in practically all food products. Genetically engineered crops require less water than non-genetically engineered crops. Genetically engineered crops are also resistant to pests and disease that plague non-genetically engineered crops. This could be especially helpful to those living in Third World countries without access to water and pesticides. Genetically engineered crops are another positive impact of globalization because they have increased global food supplies.
Similarly, technology is evolving for the better. The internet has become more interactive and user-oriented, smartphones and tablets are