AUGUSTA, Maine (PRWEB) June 29, 2012
Technology opens many doors for people. Companies operate globally, stocks can be traded 24 hours a day, and people can communicate to others around the world through face-to-face video chats. But this global community doesn’t necessarily lead to a harmonious community, an idea Martin Olson explores in his book “Kaleidoscope View of a Mad Mad World” (published by AuthorHouse).
According to Olson, the world will continue to grow smaller, metaphorically, as advancements in high speed communication allow swifter and more accessible connections to be made among people spanning wide distances of the globe. He says it might be safe to assume that the world will grow more homogenous over time, but Olson sees it differently.
Olson contends that the free, rapid flow of ideas across the world will expose people to new ways of thinking, but the idea that they will become more alike and harmonious is simply an illusion.
He refers to kaleidoscopes as a metaphor for his point. As he puts it, the jagged bits and parts that fill the kaleidoscope represent different countries. Although they may seem to form a perfect design of equal dimensions, the pieces are all broken glass that work together to create a symmetrical effect. Olson says these fragments are representative of the disturbing corruption that has plagued governments for millennia, causing them to promote wars, lie to the masses and become consumed with greed.
About the Author
Martin Olson was born in New Haven, Connecticut. He was given a characteristically East Coast education, attending Williston Academy in East Hampton, Massachusetts before enrolling at Yale University. He started his career as a tracer and draftsman, and following an internal drive to build, design and plan developments, became a contractor. Olson later moved to a position as property manager and consultant for Sears, Roebuck and Company where he was in charge of all development operations on the Eastern Seaboard. Finally, he became a consultant and coordinator to a variety of groups in the United States as well as in the United Nations, and ended up as an assistant to the Chairman of a Swiss Trust. Olson now lives in Augusta, Maine with his wife, Iris, doing sculptures, wood and granite carvings and sketches.
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