The Conversation: Sonic Booms and a Brighter Future

Diane Sawyer and author Gregg Easterbrook discuss the benefits of globalization.

April 14, 2010— -- Gregg Easterbrook believes there is a sonic boom coming but not in the way you might think. This sonic boom is one caused by globalization and it is already well underway. In his new book, "Sonic Boom: Globalization at Mach Speed," Easterbrook uses a stunning array of facts and figures to show how the world has changed in the past generation and where he believes we are headed. Easterbrook sets out to prove that we are much more connected than we have ever been in the past, and that interconnectivity has benefited us all in leaps and bounds.

In today's Conversation, Diane Sawyer gets Easterbrook's thoughts on where he thinks we will all be in the future. What are the five markers that show how societies have improved? From education for girls, to military offensives, to climate change, learn how everything in today's world is connected and why that may not be such a bad thing.

So enjoy today's Conversation at Mach speed.