International relations are quite important for any given country and its people. It is through these relations that a country gets to realize the benefits of the resources found in a different geographical locality. However, there are some factors that affect the rate at which these relations occur. This essay will focus on technological advancement.
Over time, interactions among people in the world have escalated to new heights. This has been propagated by various factors that combine to create a cohesive community. According to Patil (n.d) technology is one of the major issues that have propelled these international relations to such a high level. There are different aspects of technology that serve to reinforce these relations. For instance, there is the development in infrastructural development. High class roads and other transportation infrastructure have seen to it that people can easily move from one place to another. As such, moving from continent to continent has become much easier and therefore people from different localities can interact much easily. This brings closer integration of people in the world.
Another factor that has propelled the interactions is the rapid development in communication sector. As of now, there are various means of wireless communication that make it easy for people from different places to communicate with much ease. Therefore, people can easily transact international business. Furthermore, Patil (n.d) observes that the ease of communication helps in bringing integration among the people in that there is an easy way through which cultures can be exchanged. This exchange of culture leads to harmonious existence. This is because it brings the people together and helps them to appreciate the differences between them and take advantage of the good that can be found in a given culture.
In health matters, Patil (n.d) observes that milestones have been covered in medical discoveries. The technologies discovered at one locality have to be distributed to the entire world. This form of education helps to bring people together and improve their relations.
Alberts and Papp (1997) also have an indication of how technology helps in improving the international relations. From their perspective, there are various discoveries in biotechnology. These technology is discovered in a given learning or research institution. Definitely, the discovery has to be disbursed to other parts of the world. This process of disbursement leads to a long chain of processes which enhance interactions. For instance, the findings of a research project can be released through a seminar, a symposium or conference. In such events, there are delegates from all over the world. These delegates therefore help in bringing in the different ideas from different places. Ultimately, there is increased interaction.
In conclusion, it has been evidenced by the above discussion that technology is here to stay. In fact, technology continues evolving day after day, with new technologies being discovered every now and then. These technologies have to be disbursed to the entire world. On a different note, some technologies such as technological advancement help in integrating the people. This leads to a harmonious existence. As such, it can be seen that technology has changed the face of international relations.
Alberts, D.S & Papp, D.S. (1997). The Information Age: An Anthology on Its Impacts and Consequences. Retrieved on 1st March 2012 from http://www.dodccrp.org/files/Alberts_Anthology_I.pdf
Patil, P.R.B. (N.D). Technological Advancements and Its Impacts on Humanity. Retrieved on 1st March 2012 from http://mpkv.academia.edu/PratikButtePatil/Papers/309646/Technological_Advancements_and_Its_Impact_on_Humanity