As our planet is fast approaching 10 billion by mid century it becomes more important that we willingly establish a world community. This is not a suggestion; it is an imperative. Every nation is already intrinsically reliant upon the other. Every decision we make affects the nations around us, and not just militarily.
We argue against a one world currency, however we forget that the nations of the world have been interconnected via trade and commerce for the past two decades. Arguing the issues of using the same form of currency is redundant at this point. In fact, not having a united banking system is working against our individual national economies as we lose millions in the red tape created by currency exchange.
If we ever wanted to create a true global community capable of exchanging goods, services, information and ideas cross culturally we could not have planned the installation of infrastructure any better. Utilizing the Internet and our current technology we can connect and establish real time social and economic networks cross culturally to every nation of the world. To do this effectively, we need to free the Internet. This will happen eventually anyway.
What separated “Occupy Wall Street” from your typical city protest was the independent Internet hot spots created by portable suitcase broadband boosters transmitted by 9 foot towers on nearby rooftops. This allowed people around the world to follow the protest in real time. Of course, the participants promptly had their laptops confiscated and destroyed as Occupy Wall Street was raided and shut down. But it was the impromptu towers rather than the laptops that allowed this.
Occupy Wall Street showed us that it is only a matter of time before the Internet becomes an open source global entity of its own impossible to for any corporation to horde to itself. The day is coming when we will remember the “ISP” as we do that familiar tone of our computers connecting via dial up. And perhaps the Internet should be open for everyone. Like our highway system, the Internet utilized in conjunction, is infinitely more capable of transporting goods, services and information more efficiently worldwide. However, there is the issue of security in a fully interconnected world which is, ironically, another good reason for globalization.
The world economy, the world population and the speed at which our world is becoming connected via the Internet makes it inevitable that the cultures of the world will collide at some point in the future. We can choose to accept it and embrace it as a positive change rather than fight it to our economic and political peril.