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The World is Shrinking!

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With the world becoming more global than ever before, it’s no surprise that advances in technology have spawned great successes in connecting and sharing communities from everywhere imaginable. Collaborators from all over the world share ideas together in ways never before imagined from big to small. A conversation between China and Florida, speaking of events happening in Europe. Australia video chatting with Spain, showing each other products originally made in Canada. These are occurrences that happen every second of every day. Historians used to call the “The World Shrinks” period when explorers traveled the earth, colonizing new lands and bringing brand new cultural influences to each other – but it could be argued that these days, the world is shrinking faster than ever.

Whether it’s music, science, sports, education, news, or any interest, people from all over the world have found new ways to share them. Bands like OSI collaborate on their music worldwide between Turkey and New York. European soccer leagues contain brothers in arms from Africa, America, and Argentina simultaneously. In the world of online gaming, it’s not uncommon to see Brazilians, Koreans, Americans, and Europeans teaming up to take down a computer-powered baddie.

Each of these instances, even though they are broadly different, contains the exact same absolute core philosophy – they are multinational, multicultural collections designed to come together to accomplish a common goal. They have realized the strength that diversity brings, with different perspectives and insights to share. The differences present in this diversity only prove to make a stronger alliance, exploring unique perspectives and creating entirely new shared perspectives. When cultures interact in ways they do, the world permanently changes. People become closer than ever before, they learn new things and drastically different perspectives enter their mainstream. To them, the world seems a little less expansive than before – and a little smaller, a little more familiar.

At OurPangea, we want to help inspire that same sort of global connection to you. We want to inspire you to seek out someone far across the world, and share with them the handshake of global friendship. We want to help you feel like the world is getting smaller, because you have explored the mysteries that intrigue you, and everything that used to be so far away is now immediate, familiar, and right in your backyard. We want to create this global community, individualized for you and you and everyone, so that we can better help to understand, connect, and share with our peers – whether they are streets, cities, nations, or oceans away from us. Because if our world shrinks enough, and we find such great diversity within the world community we now call our backyard, we will discover that the world, as small as it is, is still bigger than anyone could have ever possibly imagined.

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