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Professor Kaminski HUM-101-05 Cultural globalization is a process in which the standardization of cultural terms around the world is reflected in daily life as influenced by the diffusion of goods and ideas. Globalization has been viewed as a movement toward homogeneity that will be fueled by the efficiency or attractiveness of wireless communications, electronic commerce, popular culture, and international travel. Globalization has been viewed as a movement toward homogeneity, with the goal of making human experience basically the same everywhere. Globalization has created the myth that we no longer need to be tied to a certain location on the planet. Any requirement can be met by institutions and machines located far away. Our needs can be fulfilled by broadening our selection of global commodities. Electronic communications may be used to communicate with others. It's as if we could exist in space, disconnected from every location or culture. By severing our connection to others and to nature, globalization is constructing a way of life that rejects our natural instincts. It's destined to fail and it's erasing both biological and cultural diversity. Every location on the earth is special. Each has its own soils, which are the result of eons of volcanic and biological activity, as well as its own microclimate, which is the result of dynamic interactions between wind regimes, ocean waves, latitude, altitude, shelter, and slope. This geological and climatic diversity creates a wide range of environmental niches for a wider range of plants, animals, and microbes. These all adapt to their local ecosystem over time, and their presence changes their surroundings. Living

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