I read The World is Flat by Thomas Friedman a while ago. In it he describes how technology and supply chain improvements are changing the world.
Here’s my example.
Yesterday I ordered a red iPod Nano, with personalised engraving from Apple. It’s a present for Grania.
Today it has been shipped. From Shenzhen in China:
FedEx and Apple delivering my iPod within days. Now that would not have happened ten years ago.