The hot word amongst nerdy technology pundits is connectivity. Everything has to be connected in order to be accepted by mainstream users. After the communication satellites and the Internet were invented, the whole world became smaller, and as time passes by, it’s becoming smaller and smaller. The word that summarizes this growing trend is globalization.
Globalization describes a process by which regional economies, societies, and cultures have become integrated through a globe-spanning network of communication and trade.
The term is sometimes used to refer specifically to economic globalization: the integration of national economies into the international economy through trade, foreign direct investment, capital flows, migration, and the spread of technology.
Globalization requires dramatic technological improvements such as development of a Global Information System, global telecommunications infrastructure and greater data flow, using such technologies as the Internet, communication satellites, submarine fiber optic cable, and wireless telephones.
The interconnection of these different technologies often requires cables and wires. Thus our planet has been flooded with sophisticated entangled technological webs both over and under the ground. Chances are you have at least three major types of wires running into your home: a cable wire, a telephone wire, and a power wire.
This is what you will find all over Panama City.
This scene is repeated in most of Panama City—an entangled mess of cables and wires above and under the ground. Is this also part of the urban landscape of your city? Good Day.