Explain How Technology and Trade Blocs Have Contributed to Globalisation? [15 Marks]

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Globalisation is the process by which the world is becoming increasingly interconnected due to an increase in technology, trade and cultural exchange. Telecommunication is the transmission of messages over some distances to communicate with others. At the start of telecommunication there were much slower methods such as fax machines. In recent years, they have become much quicker and more efficient. They have also become much cheaper for example social networking is completely free. This type of communication has enabled us to strengthen relations with people which we haven't been able to do so well in the past, which has increased globalisation. The communication between people is vital for TNC’s especially when they are working in foreign country like TNC’s do. Therefore TNC’s can now use this technology to communicate through other countries in a effective way and widen their global influence. This is further encouraged due to the fact that there is cheap labour in LEDC’s so TNC’s are likely to move over there. They then need communications to contact HQ in a MEDC. This also increases shrinking world. The invention of the internet as allowed large amounts of information to be stored and distributed across the world. The internet is much quicker than any other form of communication and is also very cheap. For example e-mails are completely free to use and are delivered to the recipient (however far away) in a matter of seconds. Also the developments in software like Skype have allowed people to have face to face conversations when they are miles away from each other. This could be very important for TNC’s trying to tell their bosses in HQ about the factory and its productivity. They could just show them around using Skype. However it has created a digital divide between the developed countries and the developing countries. The developed countries can afford to
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