“The World is Flat”

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The World is Flat. Vocabulary By Joanne Schiller. The New Steroids. Wireless. Connected. Hyper-speed. TEXT. In-Forming. The Worlds Knowledge is easily available. Search Engines. Text. Triple Convergence. Convergence 1. Convergence 2. Convergence 3. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


<ul><li><p>The World is FlatVocabularyBy Joanne Schiller</p></li><li><p>The New SteroidsWireless. Connected. Hyper-speed.TEXT</p></li><li><p>In-FormingTextSearch EnginesThe Worlds Knowledge is easily available.</p></li><li><p>Triple ConvergenceConvergence 1Convergence 2Convergence 3Flatteners began working together to create a global, web enabled, playing field. Managers, innovators, consultants, designers and workers become comfortable with the new way of doing things. The introduction of these new processes to countries like India and China, who had been frozen out before. As a result, global collaboration and competition has become easier, cheaper, and more productive. </p></li><li><p>Work Flow SoftwareDesignCreateBuySellFirst, Netscape connected people to the internet with the web browserThen, Microsoft software allowed people using other platforms to share screens and toolbars. Now, Programmers are creating standard protocols so sales, shipping and storage can be seamless.Wanting to stay competetive, Walmart, UPS, McDonalds, Verizon, EBAY and other companies are taking advantage of the new work flow software</p></li><li><p>OutsourcingCAT ScansanalyzedData Analysis</p><p>TechnicalSupportNumber CrunchingU.S. Tax ReturnsCall Center OperatorsCompanies are sending jobs overseas to save money. Low wage and low prestige jobs like Call Center Operator are considered high wage and high prestige jobs in India and China.</p></li><li><p> Untouchables To compete in a , you must specialize so that your job cannot be outsourced. You must bring your skills toa level that makes you invaluableto your . If you cannot be specialized, </p><p>Be ed. If you are a , a , a ,</p><p>Or an , you are anchored here and so is your job!</p></li><li><p>Identity Crisis1. Reshape political identities. 2. Cloud peoples roles, causing tension. 3. Squeeze out the middle man, creating human conflict.4. Change the way we protect ourselves and others.The flattening of the world will:</p></li><li><p>Empowered vs. DisempoweredThe disempowered live in a flattened world, but dont have the access to the tools or skills to participate in a meaningful way.</p></li><li><p>Tonights HomeworkPlease find an article from a newspaper or a magazine which represents one of these vocabulary words. </p></li></ul>