One of the most vital areas of the global environment is the human population, and globalization has had, and continues to have, a major impact on our brothers and sisters, the human resource. While the correlation between globalization and technology is evident enough, it is important to further investigate sub-correlations that have made globalization possible in order to impact the population of human resources within the environment (at the hands of capitalism); the sub-correlation of technology.
“The introduction of the telegraph in 1837, the telephone in 1876, the
wireless in 1895, the aeroplane in 1903, the television in 1926, the
liquid-fuelled rocket in 1927, the coaxial cable in the 1930s, and the digital
computer in 1946 were all key events in the period of incipient globalization”,
and these archaic examples do not even begin to describe the economic
technological boom of the past fifty years . While it is accepted that
“technological innovations have provided much of the infrastructure for
globalization”; the focus of technology and globalization usually applies
praiseworthy credit to the developments in computer technologies,
telecommunication fields, and shipping methods as positive reinforcements into
the structure of globalization.
So how does technology influence globalization’s impact on the global human
population (the environments most precious resource)? Most students of
international and domestic politics understand that the general rule of
capitalism is that capital is needed to generate capital. Evolution stages in
technological advancements greatly impact capitalist societies, whether globally
or domestically, and in turn impacts the human resources that generate capital
production and profits. One historical example of this impact was the industrial
revolution in the United States and the economic divide between the North, where
new industrial production technology was greatest, and the South, where
agricultural production still dominated. The result of the new stage of
industrial technology reduced the mandatory requirements of human labor, and can
be argued to have made domestic slavery an outdated mode of capitalist
production. Considering new technologies that reduce the requirement of human
labor against a continuously growing human population under global capitalism
where capital generally becomes consolidated under a small ownership group, it
is only natural to see the end result of economic inequality among the human
population (domestically within state borders or globally).
 Scholte, Jan. Globalization : A Critical Introduction. New York, NY, USA:
Palgrave Macmillan, 2000. p 100.
[2} Scholte, Jan. Globalization : A Critical Introduction. New York, NY, USA:
Palgrave Macmillan, 2000. p 101.