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1 “The World is Flat” Vocabulary By Joanne Schiller

2 2 The New “Steroids” Wireless. Connected. Hyper-speed. TEXT

3 3 In-Forming Text Search Engines The World’s Knowledge is easily available.

4 4 Triple Convergence Convergence 1 Convergence 2 Convergence 3 Flatteners 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.

5 5 Work Flow Software Design CreateBuySell First, Netscape connected people to the internet with the web browser Then, 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

6 6 Outsourcing CAT Scans analyzed Data Analysis Technical Support Number Crunching U.S. Tax Returns Call Center Operators Companies 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.

7 7 Untouchables To compete in a, you must specialize so that your job cannot be outsourced. You must bring your skills to a level that makes you invaluable to your. If you cannot be specialized, Be ‘ed. If you are a, a, a, Or an, you are anchored here and so is your job!

8 8 Identity Crisis 1. Reshape political identities. 2. Cloud people’s 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:

9 9 Empowered vs. Disempowered EmpoweredDisempowered Is provided education and a chance to learn.  Lives in free country with economic opportunity.  Lives in a country where healthcare is provided.  Is computer literate and has access to the internet.  Is provided vocational, secondary and post secondary education and opportunities for job training.  “The disempowered live in a flattened world, but don’t’ have the access to the tools or skills to participate in a meaningful way.”

10 10 Tonight’s Homework Please find an article from a newspaper or a magazine which represents one of these vocabulary words.

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