Globalization: Two Visions Of The Future Of Humanity

NPR | August 3, 2011

Comment from Old-Thinker News: National sovereignty and an adherence to what the globalists call “outmoded ideas” are an obstacle to the creation of a true global order. Government strategists like Fred C. Ikle, author of Annihilation from Within, anticipate worldwide unrest in response. In the words of H. G. Wells, writing in his 1940 book The New World Order, “…when the struggle seems to be drifting definitely towards a world social democracy, there may still be very great delays and disappointments before it becomes an efficient and beneficent world system. Countless people … will hate the new world order, be rendered unhappy by the frustration of their passions and ambitions through its advent and will die protesting against it. When we attempt to evaluate its promise, we have to bear in mind the distress of a generation or so of malcontents…”

By Marcelo Gleiser

Will the steady pace of globalization make the world better or worse? On the one hand, the shrinking of our planet due to increased speeds of travel, trade and Internet exchange all contribute to create a true global village. On the other, due to deeply ingrained human traits, cultural differences and distrust for those outside our “tribe” remain entrenched.

Futurists have long predicted that the world will evolve to a techno-driven state of oneness. Take, for example, Mikio Kaku’s Physics of the Future (Doubleday, 2011). A theoretical physicist by training, Kaku interviewed over 300 scientists to dream up a utopian world defined by science: By the year 2100, intelligent computers will work in tandem with humans; people will have access to the Internet through contact lenses and will move objects with the power of their thoughts; nanobots will cure cancer by intervening directly with the diseased cells; laser-propelled rockets will change the face of space exploration and Mars will be the next frontier of colonization. Furthermore, trade barriers will be practically nonexistent, and the same culture and foods will be shared by all. As people share the same values and goods, wars will be isolated events.

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