As the years go by, there are series of inventions going on to make international connections easier globally. These inventions has in one way of the other interconnected people from different backgrounds, cultures, countries, tribes, religion and so much more. Taking my country Nigeria as a case study, it is great to say that the impact of globalization has brought about civilization in recent years which has improved the economy and strengthened international connections.
Talking about globalization in my country simply suggests that it has fostered modernization in our contemporary society. Globalization in terms of gadgets, technology, modern facilities, importation and exportation, communications, banking sector, and so on.
WHY IS GLOBALIZATION WORTHWHILE IN NIGERIA
In the olden days, our forefathers had to survive on natural elements, natural habitats, natural vegetables void of fertilizer, natural foods, and so on, even though I agree that things were used naturally and void of harmful elements, it would not have been an easy feat in a year like 2023. For instance, imagine a married woman who is a banker with kids having to wake up in the morning and make fire by gathering woods together, what time would she have to take care of the kids before school and also go to work. It is stressful. But with the invention of technology like gas cookers, rice cooker and so on, it is much easier to cope with day to day activities.
EFFECT OF GLOBALIZATION IN NIGERIA
Globalization has affected my country positively and It has also made me grow positively and globally.
TECHNOLOGY :One aspect of globalization that has drawn humans to it is the invention of technology. In many areas technology has proven to be effective in connecting the world. For instance, considering the recent naira scarcity in my country, I think Nigerians has appreciated the mobile banking internet even more. We got to transfer monies and carry out transactions seamlessly via pos, atm and internet banking. We were able to make transfers, pay for good and service with credit cards, buy data and airtime and so much more.
Another aspect of technology that has been helpful in globalization is the idea of laptops and mobile phones. During the covid period when the lock down was effective, we were unable to go to school, see friends and family both locally and internationally but all these were covered through the use of the internet, we were able to Skype with loved ones, we were able to receive lectures via zoom, Emails were used to send important documents, whatsapp groups were created to communicate. I even remember one of my colleagues defending her thesis virtually via the zoom app. We afforded us to be educationally equipped by partaking in available online courses which were mostly free at that time because of the situation.
IMPORTATION AND EXPORTATION :
Have you ever been stranded that you can't find a particular brand you so desperately need in your country? Thanks to globalization, we can buy anything from anywhere in the world and it will be shipped to you. Ordering on aliexpress and Amazon has been somewhat easy when you pay the shipping fees. At some point, I have had to get a projector from an international online and through DHL it was delivered to my doorstep.
VOICE: I know that doesn't sound right but thinking about globalization, it has given us voice internationally and even globally. For instance, on YouTube, content creators are everywhere create content that is being watched worldwide. It has given a voice to people who had thought their dreams and aspirations would be relegated to the background, who thought they would not be internationally recognized for their crafts. Musicians have explored social media to showcase their talent which got them recognized internationally even models.
Even on hive, it has afforded us to blog about anything that is visible on the internet and we get to earn in stablecoins pegged at $1.
In all, globalization has been a positive experience for people even though it has its negative side but that's not the topic for today.
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