Colonization can be discussed in the past as well as the present. People are able to reference many different aspects of life to the topic of colonization. In my opinion I believe colonization and capitalism go hand in hand. The reason for colonization is the result of capitalism, which is a result of money, natural resources, ownership/property, greed/power, etc. This is all links back to one another and is the reason people settle an area of land. It is not solely based on some having more land it is more based on the aspect of gaining power, fortune, and fame. In terms of contemporary culture I feel as though everyday countries around the world are still on a hunt for more. This goes back to greed, a characteristic many seem to posses when it comes to colonization. Therefore you can relate many of the things that took place in the past to a lot of things that happen every day in our lives. I believe that the virtual technologies developed today have a lot to do with informing us about the past more so than helping with future colonization efforts. As far as the Atlantic Slave Trade is concerned it also helped in the efforts of colonizing and bringing in more money. Capitalism is displayed in our everyday lives because most people are on the hunt for something better than their present situation. This is basically what colonizing and capitalizing is. Corporations serve as the same thing as well.