http://www.forbes.com/2011/01/18/china- ... adlec.html
This may be a little more econ than technology, but I think it is interesting nonetheless... The advent of fast shipping and the internet have really changed the game when it comes to producing goods and services, and while this article takes a distinctly "US vs. China" tone, it really shows how we are just become one big marketplace. Economics is global, politics is increasingly global, and the internet is really changing the way we think about, and interact with people from other places.
Just some food for thought.