Communication networks play a fundamental role in the globalized world, but their use does not guarantee changes in the socio-spatial reality.
Economic and cultural integration between countries, known as Globalization, was only possible from the creation and popularization of various technologies that have acquired a fundamental role both for the development of the world economy and for the society that has become increasingly dependent on technology. The communication networks in this globalized world, increasingly fast and efficient, allowed communication and quick access to any part of the globe instantly. Thus contributing to:
- the development of international trade, since the interconnection between stock exchanges, banks, and large brokerage firms in several countries through a vast computer network increases the speed of transactions and allows investors to move their financial applications instantly;
- the growth of multinational companies, which can be controlled from anywhere in the world;
- the circulation of capital that can be carried out from anywhere in the world, with the use of computers and even smartphones;
- the circulation of information, which currently happens instantly;
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- the transformation of the landscape that is being altered to incorporate the various communication networks by artificial satellite, fiber optic cables, antennas for cell phones, etc.
However, despite becoming increasingly necessary and used in the world, both in business relationships and in the daily lives of people living in this globalized world, the use of communication networks does not diminish social differences. This is because, just as the effects of globalization do not affect everyone in the same way, often the use of new technologies does not cause major revolutions in the socio-spatial reality. And, although access to these networks reaches more and more people, the way they use these technologies and the consequences of their use is often not a determining factor in changing their social condition.