Written by Gulnur Batyrgaliyeva
Every day, people face the impacts of globalization. Humans borrow the cultural characteristics and traditions from different countries and include them in their daily routine. For example, people like to eat pizza on Friday evening, celebrate Christmas and listen to Avicii.
Globalization is a large-scale process of economic, political, informational integration, and unification. Most of all, globalization affects culture and the media. Not so long ago, communication with other countries without travel was something impossible. The emergence of the Internet and designing the first social network opened up new opportunities for the world. News resources switched to an online format, world brands created internet stores and Hollywood movies became more accessible around the globe.
The coronavirus pandemic has exposed the fact that globalization and information sharing cannot be prevented, even if all of humanity is forced to stay home. On the contrary, worldwide lockdown pushed the horizons of opportunity. For instance, project Coursera has reached a new level of popularity. People are using their free time during quarantine to obtain new knowledge. The Kazakhstani government has provided citizens with 4,400 free courses from some of the best international universities.
Globalization has already become the bridge between distant countries and cultures. This process is irrefutable because the world is interrelated, as communication has become more accessible and engaging. Former U.S. President, Barack Obama said, “Globalization is a fact because of technology, because of an integrated global supply chain, because of changes in transportation, and we are not going to be able to build a wall around that”.
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