Within my remediation, I have explored Marshall McLuhan’s concept of “The Global Village”. McLuhan’s concept predicted the internet would become a global nervous system.
To develop an understanding of the global village, it is important to remember that the telegraph was ultimately a centralised network. The news that was given was filtered, framed, coordinated and controlled from a centralised hub.
The internet became the new paradigm, introducing a chance in scale and speed. A new way of thinking and viewing the world appeared. Users could now seek out information, news and communicate in real time. People could develop new ideas for the future, including further technological advances. Furthermore, my remediation draws attention to older generations often rejecting the idea of “The Global Village”.
Within a distributed network there is no authority, therefore there is no control or coordination over users. Users can appreciate the Global Village as everyone can now be contacted and present by hand.