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The term global village is attributed to Marshall McLuhan, who used the term in his 1962 book The Gutenberg Galaxy: The Making of Typographic Man and again in Understanding Media (1964). Seen from his perspective, literacy, money, advancement in technology, and Christianization of Europe contributed to the homogenization of an otherwise heterogeneous world, such that people seem to perceive themselves as occupying a geographical area where they are fully connected and communicate with one another as if they occupy the same space. Yet this homogenization presents numerous challenges to society, including security challenges.

Factors Contributing to the Evolution of the Global Village

Technology and the media created and promoted a network of relationships beyond city limits. News about products and happenings in faraway places are brought ...

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