I hope you're still here.
You make a fair point. But you are not seeing the bigger picture. In order to see it, you must know what comparative advantage means. Simply said, it's an economic theory stating how everyone can benefit from trade if they specialize on what they are good at. From this definition, it's clear how trade leads to increased globalization. And globalization has been occurring for a long time already.
It's easy to see the effects of specializing has had across countries. For instance, what does the USA do better compared to other countries? They are better at making software, and as you've said, hosting websites. What does Japan and Germany do better compared to other nation-states? Japan is better at making video games, anime, and manga; while Germany is better at making cars and trains.
This spreading of specialization roles across countries is a form of decentralization. As countries become more integrated due to trade, we can expect there to be more of this kind of decentralization. Also, in the deglobalized world you're advocating for, each country would have to deal with issues such as food security. This is problematic because many countries do not produce enough food from local industries to provide for all their people.
Due to comparative advantage, it makes sense the internet would be very American influenced. The USA has a big population and it specializes in internet and software things. In the future, the American government and the EU will likely have less control over the internet as technologies like yggdrasil become more widespread. This will help to reduce the American government's influence on the internet in the long-term.>>3797
hey, goreposters aren't so bad! without gore's influence, the modern american internet would not exist like it does today. in this way, gore could be described as a father to the modern internet. otherwise, the USA could have been a digital backwater, a bit like japan…