|the whole world considered as being closely connected by modern telecommunications and as being interdependent economically, socially, and politically|
|[C20: coined by Marshall |
|a chattering or flighty, light-headed person.|
|a fool or simpleton; ninny.|
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.