Do we really have a "global village" at present?

January 15, 2007 7:39am CST
Marshall McLuhan long envisioned a time where everyone or majority of the world's population will be able to interact and communicate with each other, have a free exchange of ideas, and be culturally connected. He called it the "global Village" The 21st century has brought about many technological advancements. These include computers andthe world wide web. As such, cyber communities also came. As a result, a lot of people claim that we already have the global village at present. Is this true?
3 responses
@MrNiceGuy (4147)
• United States
17 Jan 07
No I don't think so. There are too many cultural, geographic, and religious walls that have to be brought down. I don't think there will ever be a global community without force.
@snowflake5 (1579)
• United States
15 Jan 07
Yes, I think the global village definitely exists. MyLot is an example of it. People are communicating directly for the first time ever, through sites like this, unmediated by governments or media.
• India
15 Jan 07
Yeah. Just look at this. We, all living on different portions of this world and all using this website, sharing our views, knowing each other, exchanging ideas. If its not a global village then what it is. In today's age one sitting in the western-most side of the world can easily talk and even see a person living on the extreme opposite. Not only this but the entire political life of nations and issues regarding future of nations are linked with one another. All the fields of technology, telecommunication and science is utilized to make this world a global village.