Sunday, October 12, 2008
In reference to what I just said about elections: Just think of all the offshore software developers, they are living in India, Russia or South America but form a virtual team, their combined opus is finally sold while they all stay in their countries, does that constitute some pre-evolutionary form of cosmopolitan participation as a prelimninary for future development or is this simply a different form of exporting and importing intellectual property and goods? Just thought of the corinthean vases found up north in Celtic graves, how many of the celts actually dreamt of learning Greek because of their exclusive use of Corinthean goods? How many of the offshore developers actually want to join our world materially speaking? When Germany invited IT-specialists with special green cards, hardly anyone wanted to come...but after all it is a cosmopolitan network when developing together, what do you think?
Strange title? Well, the world is much smaller than we want to know. Elections are a good example. Voting from abroad makes things interesting. And bang, all of the sudden I vote in Michigan and decide about stem cells and the medical use of marijuana, decide who is running for what court or state university...I believe that the search engines were really happy about all my requests. But from my pedestrian walk perspective here in Hermuelheim to the local issues of Kalamazoo there is a definite link. After all to be a citizen of the world means to be the universal citizen everywhere - at least when it comes to our Western world - but probably somehow in any country with comparable economical and political conditions...?