Business and Technology
Business and Technology
Business and technology Today amazing achievements are coming out in the field of scientific and technical research and if a scientific approach is taken towards these researches, then these are achievements for the sake of mankind. But political powers have made them assets by tying them to geographical boundaries. Unfortunately, the developed countries today act as a ‘gift’ or ‘punishment’ for the developing countries. Seeing the dazzle of these achievements, developed countries do not hesitate to play with the sovereignty, independence, and cultural identity of underdeveloped countries. The competition for commercial-technological colonialism on a global scale in the second half of the twentieth century intensified after the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Earlier, due to the mutual competition between the US and the Soviet Union, some form of balance was maintained, whose character was not very exploitative even though it was colonial. Due to technological development, the production of goods and services has increased manifold and due to this growth, business activities have increased manifold. Producer countries see newly independent or developing countries as a big ‘market’, which they now prefer to win on the strength of their influence rather than on the strength of strategic power, even in the name of ‘open trade’ or in the name of ‘Technical Cooperation’ or ‘Patent’.
Globalization of the economy has forced the developing countries or developed countries to compromise their sovereign status in one way or the other, whether it is the matter of their foreign policy • Economic policies have started affecting their political and social policies as well. If a country tries to stay out of the purview of this globalization, it is doomed to remain ‘underdeveloped’ or ‘backward’. America is the biggest sponsor of this commercial colonialism and along with it are many other developed countries. The group of these countries is very dominant in institutions like the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, etc. Just as the developed countries have used the platform of the United Nations for their own benefit or have always neglected it, in the same way, the use of the World Trade Organization has been kept as an alternative remedy by the developed countries. When America’s ‘patent’ rights are violated, then it will resort to the ‘WTO’, but if its trade balance deteriorates, then it will protect its markets by creating non-neutral barriers. Not only India, but the attitude of America has also been with developed countries like Japan, it has also been shown that ‘WTO’ has become ineffective with its birth and its use has become optional. Nuclear power is also being used as a monetary power. Not only this, but the five leading countries also claim to consider it their ancestral property and they have also got their authorization signed by almost all the active countries of the world on the nuclear-delimitation treaty. Obviously, from America to a retarded child, understanding that no war can be won with nuclear weapons, only the end of humanity can be done, then how will it be used as a means of security? Obviously, the purpose is not of security, etc, the real purpose is to make every possible use of it in the establishment of dominance. The whole world is itself terrified by America’s nuclear power and it offers to give its guardianship to the neighboring countries by warning them of the nuclear potential of different countries in isolated regions. There are other similar modes of this neo-imperialism. In the name of violating the Missile Technology Control System, the United States seeks to disrupt our space research, whether by threatening direct sanctions or using means such as coercing Russia not to provide cryogenic technology. There is also a worrying aspect of this whole context that on the one hand, we are building an institution like ‘World Trade Organization’ in the name of globalization of the economy, and on the other hand, many regional blocs – NAFTA, European Union, OPEC, ASEAN, ACS, Comes, Sapta, etc. are also involved in the production. If these regional blocs functioned like a federal system, that would have been fine, but it is not. These will only become a hindrance to the success of the ‘WTO’ and at the same time globalization of the economy. In the end, if we talk about freedom from the clutches of this neo-imperialism, then the same old path is suitable for this also. If all the affected countries show mutual unity and give priority to their domestic development, then this new imperialism will also succumb, no doubt about it.