Marshall Mcluhan Today, A Large Term Paper

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In some cases, it does make the world a connected whole and global village. An e-mail goes from Europe to Africa in seconds, a girl in South America plays a PC game with a boy in Australia, a man in California talks over the computer to a friend in Japan. In some ways, this must be improving international communication.

However, the Internet has also made it much easier for people to stay indoors in front of their computers. Children are forgetting how to actually play imaginative games, they are becoming obese and their thumbs are suffering from repetitive movement syndrome. People of all ages are actually addicted to the Web; a camp in Germany only allows children 30 minutes a day on the computer and encourages them to spend as much time out of doors as possible. Computer/video gamers devote more than triple the amount of time spent playing games each week to exercising or playing sports, volunteering...
...It has, as McLuhan warned, "wormed" its way into the households and businesses worldwide. McLuhan was not saying that any new technologies should be destroyed; that it is necessary to go back to prehistoric days and verbal storytelling. Instead, he was reading the handwriting on the wall, so to speak, of what can occur if humans let technology become more intelligent and powerful than the creators. It is necessary, as with anything new, from the first wheel that was invented to nuclear power, to keep informed and recognize the plusses and minuses -- that is, gain from the strengths and limit the impact of the hindrances.

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Guterman, J. "Technology in America." PC Magazine. March 12, 2002.

International Telecommunication Union. World Telecommunication Development Report, Geneva, 1998, p. 50.

Kapica, J. "Gadgets blur lines between work, play." Globe and Mail Update. Tuesday,

Marchand, P. 1989, Marshall McLuhan: The Medium and the Messenger. New York:

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