Global Village

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Today, after more than a century of electric technology, we have extended our central nervous system itself in a global embrace, abolishing both space and time as far as our planet is concerned.

The concept of global village was first popularized by Marshall McLuhan. He chose the phrase "global village" to express his insight that an electronic nervous system was rapidly integrating the planet, so that events in one part of the world could be experienced in real-time from other parts, which is what human experience was like when we lived in small villages. In other words, the global village is all the countries of the world when thought of as being closely connected by modern communications and therefore economically, politically, socially and environmentally dependent on each other.

How Does Global Village Come Into Being

First let us consider the formation of the global village historically. We can roughly divide this process into three periods. (1) Before the Industrial Revolution in the late 18th century, there was no such a thing as "global village . During this period, te... Continue Reading