Now, there is only one month left in 2018. In 2018, there have been new changes throughout the world. This resulted in a different culture from the past. Also, some habits that were considered bad are now gone. Let's talk about some of the changes in the world in 2018.
First, there were many changes in the political field. In 2018, North Korea made two sensational decisions; North Korea’s CVID(Complete, Verifiable, Irreversible, Dismantlement), a declaration of the end of war between the two Koreas, and the summit of North Korea and USA. North Korean leader Kim-Jung Eun declared CVID and met Donald Trump who is president of the US. Looking at the dramatic and surprising changes in North Korea's attitude, the world is paying attention to how North Korea will develop in the future.
The next is that the world's attitude towards the environment is progressively changing. Starbucks, the global coffee brand company, has banned the use of plastic cups in stores. Previously, Starbucks encouraged the use of tumblers and mugs because they considered large quantities of plastic cups to be responsible for environmental pollution and global warming. Also, the world's favorite jeans brand, Levi's held an Old Denim Exchange Campaign which gives discounts for newly purchased jeans when people bring their old jeans. The reason why they held this campaign is to solve the enormous amount of garbage and the environmental problems caused by it.
Also, there have been many changes in the arts and cultures field. One major movement is the 'Me too' campaign, a feminist issue which includes famous Hollywood actresses. The Me Too movement has put a light on the sexual violence inflicted on victims, and exposes perpetrator's brutality and demands punishment for them. At the same time the issue of feminism, which advocates the equality of women, was revealed on the surface. Hollywood actress Kristen Stewart declared support for feminists by throwing off her high heels at the Cannes Film Festival. In addition, women’s participation in various fields has increased greatly.
The world economy has also undergone many changes as well. The world is concerned about a new Cold War era created by the trade war between the US and China. The trade war between the two countries is expected to hurt neighboring countries as well.
The world is making another change for the economy of the fourth industrial age. Every country is focusing on how to utilize smart factories, big data collections, and advances in computer artificial intelligence technology. Furthermore, countries are researching how Robotics will be used in the 4th Industrial Revolution Technology. In other words, the world is preparing for a new era to come, and each country is preparing to grow the fastest and be the most profitable in the new era.
The world has evolved through many changes and is still constantly changing and evolving to prepare for a new time. Of course, there is not only positive change. Sometimes we tolerate the pain of social weakness for development and change, and there are cases where we accept bad results. However, the world and people are always working to make a good environment and a better world, studying and preparing for the upcoming future. Due to these efforts, we always can expect a brighter future.