Our world has become more connected than ever before. How have globalization and technological advancement affected local communities?
Over the last three decades, our world has become more connected than ever. The advancement of technology and the massive growth of globalization have played a large part in this trend. We can see a growing interconnectedness in events such as the World Cup where individuals from all over the world stop to watch international soccer teams play in front of millions.
A recent Delta commercial reminds us that "the power of flight" shows "we were never that far apart in the first place". This trend of technological advancement and a growing globalized society is present everywhere we look, from the clothes we buy to the destinations we choose for vacation.
While globalization and technological expansion are interesting topics (along with their economic, political, cultural, and sociological implications), we're not here to debate their pros and cons. What we want to consider is this: how do they affect local communities?
Many recent articles focus on the fact that our society is more connected yet more lonely than ever before. It is true that technology, specifically smart phones and computers, has a tendency to alienate us from those who are closest to us. However, we believe that when it is used correctly, technology also has the power to bring us together.
Every local community has a vast set of resources at their disposal. Each community also has its share of problems to solve. We believe technology can be a powerful tool to connect local resources to solve local problems. It can connect individuals looking for solutions to effective resources in their community. Leveraging technology in this way - to engage individuals in the resources and opportunities around them - can have a powerful and life-giving effect on our local communities.
Are you interested in learning how Village Creed connects local resources to solve local problems? Visit us at www.villagecreed.com to learn more.
About the Author:
Anna Knight is the Marketing Campaign Coordinator at Village Creed. She graduated from Covenant College with a degree in Education and is currently pursuing her master's degree in Nonprofit Management. She is passionate about supporting diverse communities through collaboration and dignifying storytelling.