n Servamus Community-based Safety and Security Magazine - Mediation & me - cross-border crime, maintenance and mediation

Volume 108, Issue 11
  • ISSN : 1015-2385


The definition of "a global village" is the idea that people across the globe are connected by easy travel, mass media and electronic communications, and have become a single community. This term was popularised by Marshall McLuhan way back in 1964, when the man on the street considered sending a letter to another country or overseas a laborious task that could result in weeks, and even months, of waiting to expect a reply. Today, more than 50 years later, the global village is truly a reality. Using technology, we can expect replies from recipients on the other side of the globe within seconds and even have "face to face" meetings with family and friends anywhere in the world via Skype and similar applications.

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