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            of globalization

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What does the title "The Lights in the Tunnel" mean?

The book uses a unique approach: it creates a mental simulation (or imaginary video game) based on "lights in a tunnel" in order to help the reader visualize the future economic impact of job automation, offshoring and accelerating technology.

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About the Author

Martin Ford is the founder and CEO of a Silicon Valley based software development firm. He has over 25 years experience in the fields of computer engineering and software development. He holds an MBA degree from the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA and an undergraduate degree in computer engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.



What are the disadvantages of globalization?

Globalization has important advantages--such as increased world trade and more efficient use of resources in production--and has generally helped millions of people in at least some poor countries escape poverty. However, globalization also carries significant disadvantages for many workers in developed nations who are vulnerable to service outsourcing and to the continuing migration of manufacturing to low wage countries. And some of these disadvantages may ultimately lead to significant risk in the global economy.

What will the impact of accelerating technology be on the trend to toward globalization? Will it speed up globalization or will it change things in unexpected ways--perhaps in ways that amplify the disadvantages and risks associated with globalization? Is it possible that many of the conventional views about globalization and its impact in the future are wrong? 



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Disadvantages of Globalization

A groundbreaking new PDF eBook looks at the economy and markets of the future. Other questions addressed:

Will robots steal our jobs?
Does globalization have important disadvantages as well as advantages?
Will technology create millions of new jobs in the future?
Will the coming decades mark increased globalization and the post-American era?