global village

the world, especially considered as the home of all nations and peoples living interdependently.

term introduced by the book War and Peace in the Global Village (1968) by Marshall McLuhan and Quentin Fiore Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
global village
the whole world considered as being closely connected by modern telecommunications and as being interdependent economically, socially, and politically
[C20: coined by Marshall McLuhan]

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global village definition

A phrase coined by Marshall McLuhan to describe the world that has been “shrunk” by modern advances in communications. McLuhan likened the vast network of communications systems to one extended central nervous system, ultimately linking everyone in the world.

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Example sentences
We live in a global village where communication may be face-to-face, or perhaps
  it will be screen-to-screen.
We're all supposed to be citizens of a global village.
If all the world's a global village, that means that the ancestral divisions of
  every place can play out in every other.
The global village is here, and any company parked on its intersections is
  going to do fine.
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