Efforts to “globalize” reform efforts are as limitless as the domestic agendas of any individual nation. Peter Berger points out that one of the most successful public health movements in developed nations over the past 20 years has been an effort to discourage smoking. Berger notes that this movement, “clearly a product of Western intellectuals, was disseminated worldwide by an alliance of governmental and non-governmental organizations.” He points out one particularly odd moment in this campaign—a kind of cultural clash of well-intentioned globalization—when a major international conference was sponsored by the Scandinavian countries in Stockholm.
History and Growth of the Internet from 1945 to 1995
Before getting into the numbers, let's take a look at the
fascinating history of the Internet, from 1945 to 1995, by
courtesy of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) .
History and Growth of the Internet from 1995 till Today
Today the Internet continues to grow day by day making
McLuhan's Global Village a reality. The following table
shows the incredibly fast evolution of the Internet from
1995 till the present time:
No chapter in Understanding Media , later books, contains the idea that the global village and the electronic media create unified communities. In fact, in an interview with Gerald Stearn,  McLuhan says that it never occurred to him that uniformity and tranquility were the properties of the global village. McLuhan argued that the global village ensures maximal disagreement on all points because it creates more discontinuity and division and diversity under the increase of the village conditions. The global village is far more diverse.