Jebediah1143:

Search the Internet for more information about Friedman and his book. What can you uncover? In this day and age, does he really think the world is flat? What do you suspect he is referring to?

5 months ago
Jebediah1143:

@Shadow

5 months ago
Shadow:

Milton Friedman?

5 months ago
Shadow:

Thomas L. Friedman?

5 months ago
Jebediah1143:

Thomas Friedman

5 months ago
Shadow:

Did you already go through this article? http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/03/magazine/its-a-flat-world-after-all.html

5 months ago
Jebediah1143:

Nup, first time. brb

5 months ago
Shadow:

Due to the wording of the question, and what the first 15-20 sentences sound like, I would infer that when he refers to Earth being flat, it is some sort of metaphor.

5 months ago
Jebediah1143:

Okay thank you. I don't need anymore help on the topic XD

5 months ago
Shadow:

He basically explains the entire metaphor in this section "This has been building for a long time. Globalization 1.0 (1492 to 1800) shrank the world from a size large to a size medium, and the dynamic force in that era was countries globalizing for resources and imperial conquest. Globalization 2.0 (1800 to 2000) shrank the world from a size medium to a size small, and it was spearheaded by companies globalizing for markets and labor. Globalization 3.0 (which started around 2000) is shrinking the world from a size small to a size tiny and flattening the playing field at the same time. And while the dynamic force in Globalization 1.0 was countries globalizing and the dynamic force in Globalization 2.0 was companies globalizing, the dynamic force in Globalization 3.0 -- the thing that gives it its unique character -- is individuals and small groups globalizing. Individuals must, and can, now ask: where do I fit into the global competition and opportunities of the day, and how can I, on my own, collaborate with others globally? But Globalization 3.0 not only differs from the previous eras in how it is shrinking and flattening the world and in how it is empowering individuals. It is also different in that Globalization 1.0 and 2.0 were driven primarily by European and American companies and countries. But going forward, this will be less and less true. Globalization 3.0 is not only going to be driven more by individuals but also by a much more diverse -- non-Western, nonwhite -- group of individuals. In Globalization 3.0, you are going to see every color of the human rainbow take part."

5 months ago
Shadow:

Flat world due to globalization

5 months ago
Shadow:

I assume that's what you got

5 months ago
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