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global village

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EtymologyEdit

Coined by Marshall McLuhan circa 1964.

NounEdit

global village (uncountable)

  1. The world as a single community of interdependent inhabitants who are interconnected by contemporary technology, especially television and the World Wide Web.
    • 1964, "Blowing Hot & Cold," Time, 3 Jul.,
      McLuhan believes that the world is rapidly becoming a "global village," in which mankind communicates in a supermodern version of the way tribal societies were once related.

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