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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A little different perspective on the world

  Today I am getting a little away from my usual Howard County focus and want to share this presentation to give you something to think about.  If you have read this blog for a while you know that I am a big follower of the TED talks.  I recently heard one of these talks that really had some profound thoughts on the world in which we live.
    To set up this video it is good to recognize that the way most countries in the world operate was developed hundreds of years ago with the world changes brought on by the Renaissance.  Our current nation state model was developed during this time of change in the world.  The nation state model has worked for the few hundred years since.  However with the changes in transportation, communication and globalization of the last few decades this model is becoming more out of step with the new realities of the world.  Not surprisingly most leaders of the countries around the world are still operating with the interest and dynamics of the old world order.  Globalization has change commerce much more than it has changed political realities for most countries and the perspective of their leaders.
    Here is the TED talk
    The website to look at each county is here.

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