A Shrinking World? The world that we live in today is significantly different from the one our parents and grandparents grew up in. While limited transportation and communication technologies kept our parents and grandparents close to home we have more options available to us today. Instead of mostly living and communicating with people in our own city we now live and communicate with people around the world. This sort of situation has caused many experts to make a number of claims about the nature of distance in our modern world. In The Death of Distance Frances Cairncross argues, “The death of distance loosens the grip of geography. It does not destroy it”( Cairncross 5). Cairncross is suggesting that the physical reality of the world...The end:
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