distances have been shortened at an astonishing rate…

As I read this – from Ghana – it struck me as being very thought-provoking about an increasingly common phenomenon; how globalisation impacts us in our day to day life. Good article.

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‘Fast and cheap transportation has been one of the main products of the Industrial Revolution. Distances have been shortened at an astonishing pace. Day by day the world seems smaller and smaller and societies that for millennia practically ignored each other are suddenly put in contact – or in conflict. In our dealings, in politics as in economics, in health organization as in military strategy, a new point of view is forced upon us. Somewhere in the past people had to move from an urban or regional point of view to a national one. Today we have to adjust ourselves and our way of thinking to a global point of view.’

Carlo Cipolla, The Economic History of World Population.

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That paragraph is lifted from a book first published in 1962, over 50 years ago.

It struck me as  I feel like I’m constantly having a new point of view ‘forced’ upon…

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One thought on “distances have been shortened at an astonishing rate…

  1. cheers Dave..my freezer is full of hake via an African friend (I think from Ghana) of a Ghanaian lady in our church. He works on trawler fishing out of Connemara, the whole wide world seems very close sometimes!

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